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kanna, noun3

Forms:
Also canna, kana.
Origin:
Khoikhoi
obs.
The eland (sense 1 a), Taurotragus oryx.
[1790 tr. of F. Le Vaillant’s Trav. II. 332I..unexpectedly fell in with a small flock of eight elks...Doctor Sparrmann has given a very accurate description of this animal, which the savages name kana.]
1913 C. Pettman Africanderisms 248Kanna, (Hot. *kan *ga (with cerebral click before each word), adj. half-yellow, half-grey, the eland.) Taurotragus oryx. The Dutch form of the Hottentot name of this animal. See Eland.
The eland (sense 1 a), Taurotragus oryx.

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