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n. pl. han·u·mans
Any of various terrestrial monkeys of the genus Semnopithecus of southern Asia, having a gray body and a black face. Also called gray langur.

[Hindi hanumān, from Sanskrit Hanumān, a monkey-god in Hindu mythology, from hanumān, having a large jaw, from hanu, jaw; see genu- in Indo-European roots.]


1. (Animals) (sometimes not capital) another word for entellus
2. (Hinduism) the monkey chief of Hindu mythology and devoted helper of Rama
[from Hindi Hanumān, from Sanskrit hanumant having (conspicuous) jaws, from hanu jaw]
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Noun1.Hanuman - in Hinduism, the monkey god and helper of RamaHanuman - in Hinduism, the monkey god and helper of Rama; god of devotion and courage
2.Hanuman - langur of southern Asiahanuman - langur of southern Asia; regarded as sacred in India
langur - slender long-tailed monkey of Asia
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These species include rhesus macaque (Macaca mulatta) Hanuman langur (Semnopithecus entellus) and Bonnet macaque (Macaca radiata).
The bones of Hanuman langur were said to 'close' a house, meaning that the house will remain protected against entry of any evil spirits or thieves.
The Sariska Tiger Reserve, which is located in Alwar district, is one of the famous national parks of the country and is home to the Bengal tiger, leopard, jungle cat, caracal, striped hyena, olden jackal, chital, sambhar, nilgai, chinkara, four-horned antelope or 'chousingha', wild boar, hare, hanuman langur, and plenty of bird species and reptiles.
Watching Hanuman Langur monkeys pick at each other,he tells us that mutual grooming makes us feel good by releasing chemical endorphins.
The producers managed to piece together a remarkable tale of Hanuman langur monkey's life amongst the roof tops.
The Thar desert forms ideal habitat for the many threatened faunal species like Leopard (Panthera pardus), Hyaena (Hyaena hyaena), Caracal (Caracal caracal), Jungle cat (Felischaus), Desert cat (Felis sylvestris), Indian wolf (Canis lupus), Jackal (Canis aureas), Desert fox (Vulpes vulpes pusilla), Fox (Vulpes bengalensis), Toddy cat (Paradoxorus hermaphordiatus), Hanuman langur (Semnopithecus entellus), Blackbuck (Antilope cervicapra), Chinkara (Gazella gazellai bennettii), Blue bull (Boselaphus tragocamelus), Sloth bear (Melursus ursinus), Wild boar (Sus scrofa), Porcupine (Hystrix indica) and many other birds and reptiles.
Role of vocal communication in sociobiology of Hanuman langur, Semnopithecus entellus entellus around Jodhpur (India).
Today, his namesakes, the Hanuman langurs, are having a hard time living up to this image.
Male hanuman langurs court females by killing cubs from former liaisons, which cause her to go into heat.