oribi

[awr-uh-bee, or‐]

Origin of oribi

1785–95; < Afrikaans < Khoikhoi, perhaps to be identified with Nama !gore-b
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oribi

noun plural -bi or -bis
  1. a small African antelope, Ourebia ourebi, of grasslands and bush south of the Sahara, with fawn-coloured coat and, in the male, ridged spikelike horns

Word Origin for oribi

C18: from Afrikaans, probably from Khoikhoi arab
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