kiang

or khy·ang

[ kee-ahng ]
/ kiˈɑŋ /

noun

the largest species of wild ass, Equus kiang: found in Tibet, northern Nepal, and the northern Indian region of Ladakh, the kiang was once considered a subspecies of the onager but is now classified as a distinct species.

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Also called Ti·bet·an wild ass .

Origin of kiang

First recorded in 1865–70; from Tibetan kyang (spelling rkyang )
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British Dictionary definitions for kiang

kiang
/ (kɪˈæŋ) /

noun

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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