- a wild ass, Equus kiang, of Tibet and Mongolia.
Origin of kiang
1880–85; < Tibetan kyang (spelling rkyang)
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Examples from the Web for kiang
I had a shot or two at thar, and we saw any number of kiang.In the Forbidden Land
Arnold Henry Savage Landor
They are generally called ho in the north, and chiang or kiang in the south.Four Young Explorers
The kiang has a variety of appellations, according to the country in which it is found.
The hunting tribes pursue the yak, the kiang, and the antelope.Trans-Himalaya, Vol. 1 (of 2)
The next halting places of the advance troops were Kiang Bossu and Ditchiassie.By Sheer Pluck
G. A. Henty
- a variety of the wild ass, Equus hemionus, that occurs in Tibet and surrounding regionsCompare onager
C19: from Tibetan rkyan
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