Washoe

[ wosh-oh, waw-shoh ]
/ ˈwɒʃ oʊ, ˈwɔ ʃoʊ /

noun

1965–2007, female chimpanzee: first ape trained to communicate with humans by means of a sign language.

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Origin of Washoe

Named after Washoe County, in northwest Nevada, where the chimpanzee was raised
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