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A small deer-like water buffalo, native to Sulawesi.
- ‘Along the banks we caught sight of both of the supposedly almost extinct species of dwarf buffalo, the highland and lowland anoa.’
- ‘The anoa feeds in the morning and rests in the shade during the hottest parts of the day.’
- ‘Lowland anoas spend most of their time in shady forests and they are most active in the morning and afternoon.’
- ‘Hunting anoas for the meat, fur and horns still takes place even in protected sites such as nature reserves’
- ‘In cold and temperate climatic zones anoas need a stable where a temperature of 18°C should be maintained.’
Mid 19th century: a local word.
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From Afghanistan to Zimbabwe, discover surprising and intriguing language facts from around the globe.
The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.