[ kee-ahng ]
/ kiˈɑŋ /


a wild ass, Equus kiang, of Tibet and Mongolia.


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Origin of kiang

1880–85; < Tibetan kyang (spelling rkyang) Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

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British Dictionary definitions for kiang

/ (kɪˈæŋ) /


a variety of the wild ass, Equus hemionus, that occurs in Tibet and surrounding regionsCompare onager

Word Origin for kiang

C19: from Tibetan rkyan
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