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Tuan

 (twän)
n.
Used in Malay as a form of respectful address for a man, equivalent to sir or mister.

[Malay, perhaps from tua, old.]
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tuan

(ˈtuːɑːn)
n
(in Malay-speaking countries) sir; lord: a form of address used as a mark of respect
[Malay]

tuan

(ˈtuːən; ˈtjuː-)
n
(Animals) a flying phalanger, Phascogale tapoatafa, of Australia. It is about the size of a rat, bluish grey in colour, brush-tailed, arboreal, and nocturnal. Also called: wambenger, brush-tailed phascogale or phascogale
[C19: from a native Australian language]
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Jackson and Groves (2015) report three such species split: the Long-nosed Bandicoot Perameles nasuta now two separate species--Southern Bandicoot P nasuta and Northern Long-nosed Bandicoot P pallescens; Greater Glider Petauroides volans now three species--Southern Greater Glider P volans, Central Greater Glider P armillatus and Northern Greater Glider, P minor; and Brush-tailed Phascogale Phascogale tapoatafa into Brush-tailed Phascogale P tapoatafa and Northern Phascogale P pirata.
In the foothills north-east of Melbourne near Warrandyte, Trust for Nature has worked collaboratively with residents and local groups to protect the state listed Brush-tailed Phascogale Phascogale tapoatafa and the nationally endangered Little Pink Spider-orchid Caladenia rosella.