One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
- another term for gayal
- ‘Our data also indicate a close relation of the wild gaur and the domestic gayal or mithan (Bos or Bibos frontalis) and do not support alternative hypotheses on the origin of the gayal.’
- ‘As we live in Yangon, no mithan arrived, fortunately, as an invitation.’
- ‘It sounds too fast to be another mithan, and too big to be squirrel or a monkey.’
- ‘Discusses distribution, it's place in the bovine world, six selected mithan-keeping peoples, and describes the mithan in the economy, social and religious life.’
- ‘The skulls of the mithan are hung in front of the house in the Nam Thaing Village.’
Mid 19th century: from Khasi (a Mon-Khmer language of NE India).
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