- the Asiatic wild ass of the Russian steppes, probably a variety of kiang or onager
C18: from Kirghiz
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Kulan slapped him heavily with the flat of his massive hand.
He hooked his thick fingers in the collar of Kulan's jacket and twisted until the big Martian loosed Novak and whirled around.
Grasping a shoulder and a thigh, Fenton straightened his thick arms and Kulan was hoisted aloft.
Kulan fingered the black tube of his neutro-beam and his broad face was chalky white.
The Tartars call him kulan, the Tibetans kiang, while the Mongolians give him the unpronounceable name of dschiggetai.The Animal World, A Book of Natural History