There is the great man-like ape—the orang-utan, or maias as he is called by the Dyaks.
But other mandibles of the same kind of ape (orang-utan) are very different.
We may not be either improperly or unpleasantly like the orang-utan or the chimpanzee.
The Malay Archipelago: The land of the orang-utan and the bird of paradise.
Meanwhile it has been decided, humanely, not to break the news to the orang-utan himself until the weather gets cooler.
An orang-utan weighs about the same as a man, but its brain weighs only a pound, against three pounds for a man.
The orang-utan has no uvula as in Man and in the Chimpanzees.
My own comparisons shew that of the material at my disposal the mandible of an orang-utan comes nearest to the Mauer jaw.
It was along this tramway that Mr. Wallace shot the orang-utan mentioned in an earlier part of this chapter.
Balzac has compared the average husband to an orang-utan trying to play the violin.
1690s, from Dutch orang-outang (1631), from Malay orang utan, literally "man of the woods," from orang "man" + utan, hutan "forest, wild." It is possible that the word originally was used by town-dwellers on Java to describe savage forest tribes of the Sunda Islands and that Europeans misunderstood it to mean the ape. The name is not now applied in Malay to the animal, but there is evidence that it was used so in 17c. [OED]