Meaning of urial in English:


Pronunciation /ˈʊərɪəl/

nounplural noun urial

  • A wild sheep with long legs and relatively small horns, native to central Asia.

    Ovis vignei, family Bovidae

    ‘It was expected that competition for food and habitat would result in the urial suffering on both counts.’
    • ‘This urial, the most beautiful of the Urial sheep, is represented in a great number in Turkmenistan.’
    • ‘The locations of both urial and livestock were plotted on a map of the area.’
    • ‘The numbers of Afghan urial in our area are increasing and the trophy quality is high.’
    • ‘In 1986, Society of Torghar Environmental Protection started the first controlled hunting of Afghan urial and Suleman markhor.’


Mid 19th century from Punjabi ūrīal.