Definition of samango in English:

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Pronunciation: /saˈmaŋɡəʊ/
(also samango monkey)

noun (plural samangos)

South African
An African guenon which has blue-grey fur with black markings.
  • Cercopithecus mitis, family Cercopithecidae. Alternative name: diademed monkey.
Example sentences
  • Samangos live in troops of 12 to 20 (but up to 30) usually comprising an adult male, six to eight females and an assortment of juveniles.
  • Vervets and Samangos are territorial. Vervets have an exclusive area which is actively defended. Samangos have a core area which they defend and areas which they utilise, but do not defend.


Late 19th century: from Zulu insimango.

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