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 (ō-răng′, ô′răng)
n. Informal
An orangutan.


(ɔːˈræŋ; ˈɔːræŋ)
(Animals) short for orang-utan


(ɔˈræŋ ʊˌtæn, oʊˈræŋ-, əˈræŋ-)

also o•rang′u•tang`, o•rang′ou•tang`


a large, mostly arboreal, long-armed anthropoid ape, Pongo pygmaeus, of Borneo and Sumatra.
[1690–1700; < New Latin, Dutch < pidgin Malay: literally, forest man]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.orang - large long-armed ape of Borneo and Sumatra having arboreal habitsorang - large long-armed ape of Borneo and Sumatra having arboreal habits
great ape, pongid - any of the large anthropoid apes of the family Pongidae
genus Pongo, Pongo - type genus of the family Pongidae: orangutans
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The Malaysian government has set up the Jabatan Hal Ehwal Orang Asli Malaysia (Department of Orang Asli Affairs) with the responsibility to oversee the affairs of the Orang Asli.
Jadi ada satu orang Kinarut; waktu Tambunan dia dikatakan sudah mati kan?
Vekic, the ranger on duty when we arrived, is a bit like a doting uncle, as protective of his orang charges as he is eager to show them off.
The Orang Asli include some nineteen groups and number about 100,000 people in peninsular Malaysia.
Lar gibbon Meo and her baby, left, and |Bornean orang utan Jazz with Sprout, three
Twycross spokeswoman Kim Riley said: "The orang utan is one of our closest cousins, sharing 96.
Primates keeper Nigel Summerfield, said: 'The orang utans have developed a real taste for sprouts - they can't get enough of them.
This book is an indispensable guide to the genetics and health of Orang Asli, the indigenous peoples of western Malaysia.
Fortunately, in the last three years there was not even a single instance of poaching reported in Pobitora, which also has the highest rhino density unlike the poachers having a field day in Kaziranga and in Orang too.
Zahorka is correct in observing that Batu Putih is a mixed coastal Muslim settlement (Banuwa or Orang Barrau, Bugis, Mandar, and Bajau).
Endicott, but it was during the last decade or so that we began to see monographs on different Orang Asli groups in number.
Project Description : Study and Review of the Socio-Economic Status of Aboriginal Peoples (Orang Asli) in Peninsular Malaysia for the Formulation of a National Development Plan for the Orang Asli.