Meaning of sitatunga in English:


Pronunciation /ˌsɪtəˈtʌŋɡə/


  • A brown or greyish antelope with splayed hoofs and, in the male, spiral horns, inhabiting swampy areas in central and East Africa.

    Tragelaphus spekii, family Bovidae

    ‘We got very close to a sitatunga, the most wonderful antelope in Africa I think.’
    • ‘Two bushbuck babies - a male and a female - were born a week after Christmas, followed by the birth of a female sitatunga and a female mountain reedbuck.’


Late 19th century from Kiswahili.