Definition of nyala in English:


Syllabification: nya·la
Pronunciation: /ˈnyälə

noun (plural same)

A southern African antelope, with a conspicuous crest on the neck and back and lyre-shaped horns.
  • Tragelaphus angasi, family Bovidae
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  • Other animal species to look out for include impala, blue wildebeest, waterbuck, zebra, nyala, kudu, bushbuck, warthog, cheetah, hyena, jackal and giraffe.
  • There are three easy-to-see, endemic, large mammals: the mountain nyala, Ethiopian wolf and gelada baboon.
  • Nearby, groups of wildebeest, nyala antelope and zebra milled about their cages and enormous white rhinos rested on their sides in their long pens.


late 19th century: from Zulu.

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