Definition of banteng in English:


Syllabification: ban·teng
Pronunciation: /ˈbanteNG


  • A Southeast Asian forest ox that resembles the domestic cow. It has been domesticated in Bali.
    • Bos javanicus, family Bovidae
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    • We understand today that in the Indochinese countries, Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia, there are three species of wild cattle: the gaur, the banteng and the nearly extinct Kouprey.
    • These species do not share other mutations, so taurine cattle, zebu, banteng, and gayal all occupy separate branches in the network.
    • The banteng once roamed the forests in many parts of the Kingdom.


early 19th century: from Malay.

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