Definition of kiang in English:


Syllabification: ki·ang
Pronunciation: /kēˈäNG


  • 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
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    • 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.

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