- a small forest buffalo, Bubalus (Anoa) depressicornis, of the island of Celebes, having a brown coat and straight, sharp-tipped horns: an endangered species.
Origin of anoa
1840–50; < Indonesian Malay < Makassarese anuang
Also called dwarf buffalo.
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Celebes has a curious dwarf ox, the "anoa," which is hardly bigger than a goat.Zoology: The Science of Animal Life
The Anoa seems also to point towards the same region, so rich in varied forms of Antelopes.
- the smallest of the cattle tribe Anoa depressicornis, having small straight horns and inhabiting the island of Celebes in IndonesiaCompare tamarau
Word Origin for anoa
from a native name in Celebes
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