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orang-utan (Malay, ‘man of the forest’) Stout-bodied great ape native to forests of Sumatra and Borneo. It has a bulging belly and a shaggy, reddish-brown coat. It swings by its arms when travelling through trees, but proceeds on all fours on the ground. Height: 1.5m (5ft); weight: to 100kg (220lb). Species Pongo pygmaeus. See also primates

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orang-utan, orang-outang XVII. — Malay orang utan jungle dweller, prob. through Du. orang oetang; prop. the Malay name for wild races of men misapplied by Europeans.

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pongo large anthropoid ape. XVII. — Congolese mpongo.

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orang-utan (Pongo pygmaeus) See PONGIDAE.

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orang-utan •sampan • tarpan •bedpan, deadpan •skidpan • inspan • wingspan •marzipan •frypan, taipan •lifespan • Chopin • saltpan • outspan •dustpan • tragopan • Perrin •trimaran • catamaran • Poussin •Anshan • gratin • kaftan • suntan •Chambertin • orang-utan • minivan •Ativan • caravan • banyan

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pongo •Hidalgo •charango, Durango, fandango, mango, Okavango, quango, Sango, tango •GlasgowArgo, argot, cargo, Chicago, embargo, escargot, farrago, largo, Margot, Otago, Santiago, virago •Lego • Marengo •Diego, galago, Jago, lumbago, sago, Tierra del Fuego, Tobago, Winnebago •amigo, ego, Vigo •bingo, dingo, Domingo, flamingo, gringo, jingo, lingo •Bendigo • indigo • archipelago •vertigo • Sligo •doggo, logo •bongo, Congo, drongo, Kongo, pongo •a-gogo, go-go, pogo, Togo •Hugo •fungo, mungo •ergo, Virgo

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