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nagapie, noun

Forms:
nagaapie, nacht aapieShow more Also nagaapie, and (formerly) nacht aapie, nacht aapje, nacht apie, nacht apje.
Origin:
Afrikaans, South African Dutch, DutchShow more Afrikaans, earlier South African Dutch nachtaapje from Dutch nacht night + aapje little monkey (see -ie).
bush baby. Also attributive, and figurative. Occasionally also nagaap.
1835 A. Smith Diary (1940) II. 160Galago maholi is the Bush Baby or nag-aapie.
1991 Weekend Post 5 Jan. 3 (caption)It’s watermelon time again. Ronel Louw..shares the delicious pink fruit with her pet nagapie (also known as a night-ape or owl monkey).
bush baby. Also attributive, and figurative. Occasionally also nagaap.

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