Main definitions of beira in English

: beira1Beira2

beira1

(also beira antelope)

noun

  • A rare antelope found in Somalia and Ethiopia.

    • ‘Besides the baboon, the Horn is an important region for a number of threatened antelope species, particularly the beira and dibatag antelopes.’
    • ‘Like most antelope, the majority of the beira's activity occurs in the morning and evening, while at midday it rests.’

Origin

A local name.

Pronunciation

beira

/ˈbeɪrə/

Main definitions of beira in English

: beira1Beira2

Beira2

proper noun

  • A port on the coast of Mozambique, capital of Sofala province; population 436,240 (2007).

Pronunciation

Beira

/ˈbʌɪrə/