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Meaning of "gharial" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF GHARIAL

gharial  [ˈɡærɪəl] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF GHARIAL

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Gharial is a noun.
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WHAT DOES GHARIAL MEAN IN ENGLISH?

gharial

Gharial

The gharial, also known as the gavial, and the fish-eating crocodile, is a crocodilian of the family Gavialidae, native to the Indian Subcontinent. The global gharial population is estimated at less than 235 individuals, which are threatened by loss of riverine habitat, depletion of fish resources and use of fishing nets. As the population has declined drastically in the past 70 years, the gharial is listed as Critically Endangered by the IUCN. The gharial is one of the longest of all living crocodilians, measuring up to 6.25 m. With 110 sharp interdigitated teeth in its long thin snout it is well adapted to catching fish, its main diet. The male has a distinctive boss at the end of the snout, which resembles an earthenware pot known as ghara. Gharials once inhabited all the major river systems of the Indian Subcontinent, from the Irrawaddy River in the east to the Indus River in the west. Their distribution is now limited to only 2% of their former range. They inhabit foremost flowing rivers with high sand banks that they use for basking and building nests. They usually mate in the cold season.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH GHARIAL


aerial
ˈɛərɪəl
ariel
ˈɛərɪəl
bacterial
bækˈtɪərɪəl
burial
ˈbɛrɪəl
cereal
ˈsɪərɪəl
editorial
ˌɛdɪˈtɔːrɪəl
equatorial
ˌɛkwəˈtɔːrɪəl
Gabriel
ˈɡeɪbrɪəl
garial
ˈɡærɪəl
imperial
ɪmˈpɪərɪəl
industrial
ɪnˈdʌstrɪəl
janitorial
ˌdʒænɪˈtɔːrɪəl
material
məˈtɪərɪəl
memorial
mɪˈmɔːrɪəl
perikaryal
ˌpɛrɪˈkærɪəl
real
ˈrɪəl
serial
ˈsɪərɪəl
surreal
səˈrɪəl
territorial
ˌtɛrɪˈtɔːrɪəl
tutorial
tjuːˈtɔːrɪəl

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE GHARIAL

gharri
gharry
ghast
ghastful
ghastfully
ghastlier
ghastliest
ghastliness
ghastly
ghastness
ghat
Ghats
ghaut
ghazal
Ghazali
ghazi

WORDS THAT END LIKE GHARIAL

actuarial
adversarial
antimalarial
calvarial
cercarial
conarial
diarial
estuarial
filarial
glossarial
malarial
narial
nectarial
notarial
ovarial
parial
secretarial
seminarial
trial
urticarial
vicarial

Synonyms and antonyms of gharial in the English dictionary of synonyms

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Translation of «gharial» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF GHARIAL

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The translations of gharial from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «gharial» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

恒河鳄
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

gharial
570 millions of speakers

English

gharial
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

घड़ियाल
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

gharial
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

гавиал
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

gavial
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

gharial
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

gavial
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Gharial
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

gharial
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

gharial
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

gharial
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Gharial
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

cá sấu Malaysia
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

gharial
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

हॉरील
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

hint gavyali
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

gharial
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

gharial
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

гавіал
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

gharial
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

gharial
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

gharial
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

gharial
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

gharial
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of gharial

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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «GHARIAL» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about gharial

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «GHARIAL»

Discover the use of gharial in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to gharial and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Endangered Wildlife and Plants of the World
GHARIALS GHARIALS Class: Reptilia Order: Crocodylia As members of the order Crocodylia, the gharial has similar characteristics to alligators and crocodiles. One very different feature is a slender snout with a bulbous enlargement at the tip, ...
Marshall Cavendish Corporation, 2001
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The IUCN Amphibia-reptilia Red Data Book
16,26,30,32) indicate that Gharial were locally common, for example it was said in 1867 that the species "abounds in all the great rivers of Northern India" (3). The Gharial is now extinct or extremely depleted throughout its former range (12,30 ...
Brian Groombridge, 1982
3
National Parks of Madhya Pradesh: State of Bio Diversity and ...
REPTILES Madhya Pradesh has exclusive Wildlife Sanctuaries, established to save the Gharial (Gavialis gangeticus). The Gharial is endemic reptile of the Indo- Gangetic river system. Project Gharial was thus aimed to protect this reptillian ...
Shiv Kumar Tiwari, 1998
4
Crocodiles: Proceedings of the 11th Working Meeting of the ...
Gharial Rehabilitation Rehabilitation of gharial has been taken up in the National Chambal Sanctuary from 1978. So far, a total of 1,762 captive reared gharial at Kukrail crocodile rehabilitation centre, Lucknow, U.P., have been released in the  ...
Crocodile Specialist Group, International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources, Working Meeting, 1992
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Crocodiles: An Action Plan for Their Conservation
The historical presence of this species in Burma is confirmed by Barton (1929), who shot a large gharial in the Shweli River some 1,000 miles upstream from the delta of the Irrawaddy. The only other historical reference to gharial in Myanmar is ...
John B. Thorbjarnarson, Harry Messel, F. Wayne King, 1992
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Global Re-introduction Perspectives: Re-introduction ...
captive reared Gharial have been released in the Chambal River by Madhya Pradesh and Uttar Pradesh Forest Departments. To avoid any possible migration of Gharial to outside the Sanctuary area, most of the releases were done in the ...
Pritpal S. Soorae, 2008
7
Rare Animals of India:
Showing up its greenish catlike eyes and the lumpy tip of the snout only while floating, the gharial is a giant among crocodiles reaching a length of 6.25 meters. Recognised easily by its extremely long and slender beak-like snout, it is the only  ...
Natarajan Singaravelan, 2013
8
Crocodiles: Their Ecology, Management, and Conservation
Tomistoma schlegelii — Malayan (or false) gharial One of the least known of all the crocodilians, Tomistoma is rarely seen in the wild anymore and has only bred in captivity at the Samut Prakan Crocodile Farm, Thailand. Tomistoma ranges ...
‎1989
9
Transition to Triumph: History of the Indian Navy, 1965-1975
Realising the tremendous danger she was leading to, we quickly weighed anchor and proceeded as close as possible to GHARIAL. Several attempts to have a line passed by Coston Gun proved unsuccesful. Swimmers with life jackets were ...
G. M. Hiranandani, 2000
10
God of Desire: Tales of Kamadeva in Sanskrit Story Literature
Pilgrims traveling to the source of the Gariga in the Himalayas, from Vara- nasi to other pilgrimage sites upriver, would have continued to encounter ghari- als and artists' renditions of the gharial-makara, fierce vehicle of the powerful goddess ...
Catherine Benton, 2006

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «GHARIAL»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term gharial is used in the context of the following news items.
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Entry Fees for Satkosia Reserve to Boost Amenities for Tourists
The committee also decided to send a proposal to the Chief Wildlife Warden of the State for radio-collar of a single gharial from the Gharial ... «The New Indian Express, Jul 15»
2
Islands at Chester Zoo opens to the public on Monday July 13 2015
... zoo exhibit in the UK and home to Sumatran orangutans, Sulawesi macaques and a new species for the zoo, the Sunda gharial crocodile. «Liverpool Echo, Jul 15»
3
Chester Zoo £40m Islands project to open in phases
... UK and home to Sumatran orangutans, Sulawesi macaques and Sunda gharial crocodiles – will be unveiled in another phase this summer. «ChesterChronicle.co.uk, Jun 15»
4
One million Singaporeans visit Pahang yearly
According to the study, Mohd Sharkar said there were various species of reptiles, including the species of crocodile of “Malayan False Gharial” ... «The Star Online, Jun 15»
5
Gharial terrorises Etawah farmers
KANPUR: Farmers working in their fields close to banks of Chambal in Etawah were shocked to find a 15-foot-long gharial on Tuesday morning ... «Times of India, Jun 15»
6
SC stays tribunal order re-instating sailor in Indian Navy
Karthik, who was part of the Aviation Core team on board of INS Gharial that had sailed from Visakhapatnam to Brunei, was awarded ... «Zee News, Jun 15»
7
number of dolphins on rise in chambal river
National Chambal Gharial Wildlife Sanctuary ranger Rishi Kesh Sharma, while quoting from the 2014-15 census report (released today), said ... «Sahara Samay, Jun 15»
8
Two Gharial crocodiles die in Rajkot zoo
RAJKOT: In a shocking news for zoo officials, two Gharials (a species of crocodile) died on Sunday night at Rajkot zoological Park. According to ... «Times of India, Jun 15»
9
Four sanctuaries may be added to Panna to mitigate Ken-Betwa …
Not only will the river linking submerge prime tiger habitat in Panna's core, but will also impact the critically endangered, and endemic, gharial, ... «Daily News & Analysis, Jun 15»
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Over 2000 gharial hatchlings spotted in Chambal
Over 2,000 gharial (gavialis gangeticus) hatchlings have emerged at nesting sites on the banks of Chambal in Etawah, marking the end of ... «Times of India, Jun 15»

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