sifaka

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A sifaka in Madagascar in 2005

Etymology[edit]

From Malagasy sifaka (lemur).

Pronunciation[edit]

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Noun[edit]

sifaka (plural sifakas)

  1. A medium-sized lemur of the genus Propithecus.
    • 2012, Caspar Henderson, The Book of Barely Imagined Beings, 2013 edition, Granta Books, page 258:
      Sifakas can jump about ten metres (thirty-three feet) – a little further than the human long-jump world record – which is not bad given that they are less than two foot high.

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