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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.]
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
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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|Noun||1.||Nyala - city in Sudan|
|2.||nyala - 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