nyala

/nyah"leuh/, n.
an antelope, Tragelaphus angasii, of southeastern Africa, the male of which has a grayish body marked with white stripes.
[1895-1900; < Venda (Bantu language of the Transvaal and Zimbabwe) (dzì)-nyálà nyala buck; or < a cognate Bantu word]

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Slender antelope (Tragelaphus angasi) of South Africa having a crest of hair along the back from head to tail and standing 3.

5 ft (110 cm). The male, which has loosely spiraled horns and a long fringe on the throat and underparts, is dark brown with reddish brown on the lower legs, white on the face and neck, and vertical white stripes on the body. The female is reddish brown with more conspicuous striping. Nyalas live alone or in small groups in forests. The rare mountain nyala (T. buxtoni) of central Ethiopia is grayish brown.

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▪ The Sudan
      city, western Sudan, located at an elevation of 2,208 feet (673 metres) in the Darfur historical region. The city's industries produce textiles, processed food, and leather goods. Nyala is a road and railway terminus and serves as a trading centre for gum arabic. It also has a domestic airport. Branches of the Agricultural Bank of Sudan and the Peoples Cooperative Bank, which extend loans to the different cooperatives composed of farmers, consumers, craftsmen, and fishermen, are located at Nyala. The city became a haven for refugees after the outbreak of violence in Darfur in 2003. Pop. (1993) 227,183.

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