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kiang Syllabification: ki·ang
Pronunciation: /kēˈäNG/

Definition of kiang in English:


An animal of a large race of the Asian wild ass with a thick furry coat, native to the Tibetan plateau.
  • Equus hemionus kiang, family Equidae; sometimes treated as a separate species. Compare with onager
Example sentences
  • The following day, after finding an unmapped spring where we are able to water the camels, we cross a mountain pass into yet another seemingly endless plain, where we see more wild camels, wild sheep, and kiangs.
  • In some villages of Nyalam County, bharals and kiangs ate 40 percent of highland barley each year.
  • The range of kiangs overlap with the pasture of some nomads at the southern part of the reserve.


Mid 19th century: from Tibetan kyang.

Words that rhyme with kiang

bang, Battambang, bhang, clang, Da Nang, dang, fang, gang, hang, harangue, Kuomintang, Kweiyang, Laing, Luang Prabang, meringue, Nanchang, Pahang, pang, parang, Penang, prang, Pyongyang, rang, sang, satang, Shang, shebang, Shenyang, slambang, slang, spang, sprang, Sturm und Drang, tang, thang, trepang, twang, vang, whang, Xizang, yang, Zaozhuang
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