Definition of tamarau in English:


Syllabification: ta·ma·rau
Pronunciation: /ˌtaməˈrou


A small brownish-black buffalo similar to the anoa, found only on Mindoro in the Philippines.
  • Bubalus mindorensis, family Bovidae
More example sentences
  • According to the ‘Red Data Book’, the tamarau is one of the rarest mammals in the world.
  • The Asian buffalo is classified as Bubalus bubalis, the tamarau as Bubalus mindorensis.
  • ‘Water buffalo’ is a general term for these bovids at the waterside including Africans, Asians or tamaraus.


late 19th century: from Tagalog.

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