orangutan

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English[edit]

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Orangutan

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Etymology[edit]

Malay orang (person", "man) + hutan (forest) "forest man". The name "orang utan (sic)" appears to have been bestowed by Europeans. The indigenous name given to the apes Pongo pygmaeus and Pongo abelii by locals historically was mawas.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (UK) IPA(key): /əˈɹæŋ.ʉ.tæn/, /əˈɹæŋ.ʉˌtæŋ/
  • (US) IPA(key): /ɵˈɹæŋ.ʉˌtæn/, /ɵˈɹæŋ.ʉˌtæŋ/, /ɵˈɹeɪŋ.ʉˌtæn/, /ɵˈɹeɪŋ.ʉˌteɪŋ/
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Noun[edit]

orangutan (plural orangutans)

  1. An arboreal anthropoid ape genus Pongo consisting of two species, Pongo pygmaeus of Borneo and Pongo abelii of Sumatra, having a shaggy reddish-brown coat, very long arms, and no tail.

Translations[edit]


Catalan[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From English orangutan, from Malay orang utan.

Noun[edit]

orangutan m (plural orangutans)

  1. orangutan

Italian[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From English orangoutang, from Malay orang utan.

Noun[edit]

orangutan m

  1. orangutan

Serbo-Croatian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From English orangutan, from Malay orang utan.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /oranɡǔtaːn/
  • Hyphenation: o‧ran‧gu‧tan

Noun[edit]

orangùtān m (Cyrillic spelling орангу̀та̄н)

  1. orangutan

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Turkish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From English orangutan, from Malay orang utan.

Noun[edit]

orangutan

  1. orangutan

Declension[edit]