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oribi, noun

Forms:
orabee, orabiShow more Also orabee, orabi, orabie, orbea, orbee, orbie, orebi, oreby, oribe, oribie, ourebi, ourebie.
Origin:
Khoikhoi, NamaShow more Khoikhoi orebi, orabi, oribi, ourebi; cf. Nama !gore-b, !gore-bi.
The small, rare antelope Ourebia ourebi of the Bovidae, an inhabitant of open plains. Also attributive.
1796 C.R. Hopson tr. of C.P. Thunberg’s Trav. II. 58I saw the kid caught of a very small and extremely scarce goat, called Orebi...It was of a brown colour.
1992 C. Urquhart in Afr. Wildlife Vol.46 No.6, 264The first oribi census carried out in 1981 had revealed that only 251 were left in the Eastern Cape.
The small, rare antelope Ourebia ourebi of the Bovidae, an inhabitant of open plains. Also attributive.

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