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

1880–85; < Tibetan kyang (spelling rkyang)
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Examples from the Web for kiang

Historical Examples of 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.

  • 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.

  • The next halting places of the advance troops were Kiang Bossu and Ditchiassie.

    By Sheer Pluck

    G. A. Henty

British Dictionary definitions for kiang


  1. a variety of the wild ass, Equus hemionus, that occurs in Tibet and surrounding regionsCompare onager
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Word Origin for kiang

C19: from Tibetan rkyan
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