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also tam·a·rau  (tăm′ə-rou′)
n. pl. tam·a·raws also tam·a·raus
A small, stocky, short-horned buffalo (Bubalus mindorensis) of the island of Mindoro in the Philippines.

[Tagalog tamaráw.]
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(ˈtæməˌraʊ) or


(Animals) a small rare member of the cattle tribe, Anoa mindorensis, of lowland areas of Mindoro in the Philippines. Compare anoa
[from Tagalog tamaráw]
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or ta•ma•rao

(ˌtɑ məˈraʊ, ˌtæm ə-)

n., pl. -raus or -raos.
a rare dwarf water buffalo of Mindoro.
[1895–1900; < Tagalog]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.tamarau - small buffalo of Mindoro in the Philippines
Old World buffalo, buffalo - any of several Old World animals resembling oxen including, e.g., water buffalo; Cape buffalo
Bubalus, genus Bubalus, tribe Bubalus - in some classification systems included in genus Bos; water buffaloes
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Also known as the "dwarf buffalo," V-shaped horns and smaller size distinguish the tamarau from the domesticated Philippine Carabao, the all-around beast of burden in local farms.
But we share the same sentiments as the countries in Africa and Asia because like them, we also have our own wildlife that are as important, as iconic, and as endangered, like the Philippine eagle and tamarau," Theresa Mundita Lim of the Philippine Department of Environment and Natural Resources said.