chimpanzee

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Chimpanzee

Etymology[edit]

The first use of the name chimpanzee did not occur until 1738. The name is derived from a Tshiluba language term kivili-chimpenze, which is the local name for the animal and translates loosely as mockman or possibly just ape.

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  • (UK, US) IPA(key): /tʃɪmˈpæn.zi/, /ˌtʃɪm.pənˈziː/, /ˌtʃɪm.pænˈziː/

Noun[edit]

chimpanzee (plural chimpanzees)

  1. A great ape of the genus Pan, native to Africa, and believed by biologists to be the closest extant relative to humans.

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