Definition of akalat in English:

akalat

(also akelat)

noun

  • Any of various African songbirds, including West African babblers now in the genus Illadopsis (family Timaliidae), and robin-like chats now in the genus Sheppardia (family Muscicapidae), chiefly of East Africa.

Origin

Early 20th century; earliest use found in Ibis: a quarterly journal of ornithology. From Bulu àkálát kind of babbler.

Pronunciation

akalat

/əˈkalət/