Definition of angwantibo in English:


Syllabification: ang·wan·ti·bo
Pronunciation: /aNGˈ(g)wäntəˌbō

noun (plural angwantibos)

  • A small rare nocturnal primate of west central Africa, related to the potto.
    • Arctocebus calabarensis, family Lorisidae
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    • COA officials said that the angwantibo - a kind of loris originating in West African forest - has won the hearts of local people because of its tiny size of less than 30 cm.
    • The angwantibo ranges in Cameroon and Nigeria, between the Niger and Sanaga Rivers.
    • The lorises and related mainland African species (pottos, angwantibos, and galagos) are members of the Infraorder Lorisiformes.


mid 19th century: from Efik.

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