Definition of tahr in English:


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Pronunciation: /tɑː


A goat-like mammal inhabiting cliffs and mountain slopes in Oman, southern India, and the Himalayas. Compare with thar.
  • Genus Hemitragus, family Bovidae: three species
More example sentences
  • He turns his lens time and again to the majesty and grace of the tahr, the endangered mountain goat found in the Western Ghats.
  • Animal rights activists have reacted with anger after authorities began a cull of more than 100 rare Himalayan tahrs on Table Mountain, Cape Town's most famous landmark.
  • The Himalayan tahr was successfully introduced to the South Island of New Zealand during 1904-1919 and now has a breeding range of approximately 5000 km.


mid 19th century: from Urdu.

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