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nya·la

 (nyä′lə)
n. pl. nyala or nya·las
Either of two African antelopes of the genus Tragelaphus having vertical white stripes on the body, especially T. angasii of southeast Africa, the male of which has spirally twisted horns and long black hair along the neck and underside.

[Tsonga (Bantu language of South Africa or Mozambique) and Venda nyala.]
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nyala

(ˈnjɑːlə)
n, pl -la or -las
1. (Animals) a spiral-horned southern African antelope, Tragelaphus angasi, with a fringe of white hairs along the length of the back and neck
2. (Animals) mountain nyala a similar and related Ethiopian animal, T. buxtoni, lacking the white crest
[from Zulu]
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nya•la

(ˈnyɑ lə)

n.
either of two large African antelopes of the genus Tragelaphus, esp. T. angasi, of SE Africa.
[1895–1900; < Venda (Bantu language of the Transvaal and Zimbabwe) (dzì)-nyálà]
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Noun1.Nyala - city in Sudan
Republic of the Sudan, Soudan, Sudan - a republic in northeastern Africa on the Red Sea; achieved independence from Egypt and the United Kingdom in 1956
2.nyala - spiral-horned South African antelope with a fringe of white hairs along back and necknyala - spiral-horned South African antelope with a fringe of white hairs along back and neck
genus Strepsiceros, genus Tragelaphus, Strepsiceros, Tragelaphus - African antelopes: kudus; bongos; nyalas; bushbucks
harnessed antelope - any of several antelopes of the genus Tragelaphus having striped markings resembling a harness
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The protected areas support a rich diversity of ungulates and potential prey including blue wildebeest Connochaetes taurinus, common warthog Phacochoerus africanus, greater kudu Tragelaphus strepsiceros, impala Aepyceros melampus, nyala Tragelaphus angasii, plains zebra Equus quagga and waterbuck Kobus ellipsiprymnus.
Otobius megnini parasitizes domesticated animals, such as cattle, as well as native and exotic wildlife (Becklund, 1968) such as Addax nasomaculatus (addax), Oryx gazella (gemsbok), Tragelaphus angasii (nyala), Hippotragus niger (sable antelope), Giraffa camelopardalis (giraffe), and Equus quagga (zebras).
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