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[kahyt-loh-uh, keyt-] /ˈkaɪt loʊ ə, ˈkeɪt-/
a variety of the black rhinoceros having the posterior horn equal to or longer than the anterior horn.
Origin of keitloa
1830-40; said to be < Setswana Unabridged
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  • Until the keitloa should leave the spot, there was not the slightest hope of his escaping.

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  • Had it been borelé or keitloa there would have been nothing strange in it.

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  • The white ones were called respectively “kobaoba” and “muchocho,” the black ones “borelé” and “keitloa.”

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  • Their food was principally grass, while the borelé and keitloa browse upon the tender shoots and leaves of bushes.

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  • At this moment, as if echoing his thoughts, the keitloa began to exhibit before him one of its peculiar habits.

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  • When another hour had passed, and still the keitloa kept watching him from below, he became more than uneasy—he became alarmed.

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  • These four kinds are known among the natives as the “borele,” the “keitloa,” the “muchocho,” and “kobaoba.”

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  • The keitloa is larger than the bovele, and has its two horns of nearly the same length.

British Dictionary definitions for keitloa


/ˈkaɪtləʊə; ˈkeɪt-/
a southern African variety of the black two-horned rhinoceros, Diceros bicornis
Word Origin
C19: from Tswana khetlwa
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