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Meaning of "okapi" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD OKAPI

From a Central African word.
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PRONUNCIATION OF OKAPI

okapi  [əʊˈkɑːpɪ] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF OKAPI

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preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Okapi is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES OKAPI MEAN IN ENGLISH?

okapi

Okapi

The okapi /oʊˈkɑːpiː/, also known as the forest giraffe or zebra giraffe, is a giraffid artiodactyl mammal native to the Ituri Rainforest, located in the northeast of the Democratic Republic of the Congo in Central Africa. Although the okapi bears striped markings reminiscent of zebras, it is most closely related to the giraffe. The okapi and the giraffe are the only living members of the family Giraffidae. The animal was brought to prominent European attention by speculation on its existence found in popular press reports covering Henry Morton Stanley's journeys in 1887. Remains of a carcass were later sent to London by the English adventurer and colonial administrator Harry Johnston and became a media event in 1901. A 2013 study determined there are 10,000 okapis remaining in the wild, down from 40,000 a decade ago. The same year, the okapi was reclassified as an endangered species.

Definition of okapi in the English dictionary

The definition of okapi in the dictionary is a ruminant mammal, Okapia johnstoni, of the forests of central Africa, having a reddish-brown coat with horizontal white stripes on the legs and small horns: family Giraffidae.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH OKAPI


allocarpy
ˈæləˌkɑːpɪ
apocarpy
ˈæpəˌkɑːpɪ
charpie
ˈtʃɑːpɪ
geocarpy
ˈdʒiːəʊˌkɑːpɪ
harpy
ˈhɑːpɪ
parthenocarpy
pɑːˈθiːnəʊˌkɑːpɪ
polycarpy
ˈpɒlɪˌkɑːpɪ
sarape
səˈrɑːpɪ
serape
səˈrɑːpɪ
sharpie
ˈʃɑːpɪ
sharpy
ˈʃɑːpɪ
syncarpy
ˈsɪnkɑːpɪ
zarape
səˈrɑːpɪ

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE OKAPI

ojime
OK
oka
Okanagan
Okanagan Lake
Okanogan
Okavango
Okavango Basin
okay
Okayama
oke
Okeechobee
Okefenokee Swamp
Okeghem
okey doke
okey-doke
okey-dokey
Okhotsk
Okie
okimono

WORDS THAT END LIKE OKAPI

bpi
carpi
cpi
dpi
Hopi
Kopi
Legaspi
Lippi
Lupi
Mississippi
Naskapi
Philippi
pi
pipi
sampi
scampi
tempi
tipi
topi
Tupi

Synonyms and antonyms of okapi in the English dictionary of synonyms

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Translation of «okapi» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF OKAPI

Find out the translation of okapi to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of okapi from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «okapi» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

霍加狓
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

okapi
570 millions of speakers

English

okapi
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

Okapi
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

الأكاب
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

окапи
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

ocapi
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

Okapi
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

okapi
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Okapi
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Okapi
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

オカピ
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

오카피
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Okapi
85 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Vietnamese

Okapi
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

Okapi
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

ओकपी
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

okapi
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

okapi
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

okapi
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

окапі
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

okapi
30 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Greek

okapi
15 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Afrikaans

okapi
14 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Swedish

okapi
10 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Norwegian

okapi
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of okapi

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «OKAPI»

The term «okapi» is regularly used and occupies the 66.951 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «OKAPI» OVER TIME

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

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «OKAPI»

Discover the use of okapi in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to okapi and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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The Okapi: Mysterious Animal of Congo-Zaire
Living amongst the varied wildlife of the Ituri is the okapi. Upon seeing this rare animal, one is struck by its beauty. The okapi's coat has a rich, dark brown luster with a purplish tint. Its almost deer-like face sits atop a flexible, strong, muscular ...
Susan Lyndaker Lindsey, Mary Neel Green, Cynthia L. Bennett, 2010
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Okapi
Introduces the Okapi, including where they live, their closest animal relatives, how they take care of their young, and why they are such a rare animal to find in the wild.
Sara Antill, 2010
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Conservation Biology: Foundations, Concepts, Applications
The Significance of the Captive Okapi Population The okapi (Okapia johnstoni) easily could be the poster species for global captive breeding efforts. Considered the closest living relative of the giraffe (Giraffa camelopar- dalis), the okapi was ...
Fred Van Dyke, 2008
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The Behavior Guide to African Mammals: Including Hoofed ...
Giraffa camelopardalis, giraffe Okapia johnstoni, okapi FAMILY TRAITS. Large ruminants with high shoulders and sloping hindquarters; no upper incisors or canine teeth; 2 skin-covered "horns" present in male only (okapi) or both sexes ...
Richard Estes, 1991
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Garden of the Okapi
Perceptive, probing, starkly real, strikingly open adventure.
Richard A. Johns, 2000
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In Search of the Okapi
Compton sat down between the horns of a bleached buffalo skull but Venning stood like one in a trance.
Ernest Glanville, 2008
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In Search of the Okapi A Story of Adventure in Central Africa
This book is part of the TREDITION CLASSICS series. The creators of this series are united by passion for literature and driven by the intention of making all public domain books available in printed format again - worldwide.
Ernest Glanville, 2012
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Horns, Tusks, and Flippers: The Evolution of Hoofed Mammals
THE "FOREST DONKEY" Despite the fact that it stands five to six feet ( 1 .5 to 1 .7 m) tall and can weigh as much as 550 pounds (250 kg), the elusive okapi (Fig. 4.5) was unknown to western science until it was "discovered" by the British ...
Donald R. Prothero, Robert M. Schoch, 2002
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Dirt:
Due to an untimely mishap with a runaway piano, a thief and a homeless lady with a very pointy umbrella, Harold meets an unusual segment of the neighborhood, all of whom live inside a single tree planter box on a New York City Street.
Jules Okapi, 2013
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Animal Records
Giraffidae Two species: giraffe and okapi ^ SHORTEST The okapi (Okapia johnstoni), which is restricted to the dense tropical rainforests of The Democratic Republic of the Congo, in central Africa, reaches an average overall height size of ...
Mark Carwardine, 2008

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «OKAPI»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term okapi is used in the context of the following news items.
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Sesomo : Chargé de Communication Institutionnelle
Du fait du caractère gratuit de la rubrique emploi de notre site, Radio Okapi ... Nous attirons donc votre attention sur le fait que Radio Okapi ne ... «Radio Okapi, Jul 15»
2
Layabout son demands sadza, father knifes him
The father then pulled out an Okapi knife and stabbed Samuel three times leading and he collapsed. A report was made at Murewa police ... «New Zimbabwe.com, Jul 15»
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ISS Recommends PartnerRe Shareholders Vote AGAINST AXIS …
PartnerRe shareholders seeking clarity on the EXOR offer can contact EXOR's proxy solicitor, Okapi Partners LLC, at info@okapipartners.com ... «MarketWatch, Jul 15»
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Scientists: we are 'condemning' forest elephants by ignoring evidence
Confiscated ivory tusks from killed forest elephants in the Okapi Wildlife Reserve in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Tusks are ... «The Guardian, Jul 15»
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Justice PS Mamba retires today
... born again Christian he would have long wielded a pocket knife (okapi) against Mamba and other officials who frustrated him at the ministry. «The Swazi Observer, Jul 15»
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EXOR Confirms All-Cash Binding Offer of $137.50 Per Share to …
PartnerRe shareholders seeking clarity on the EXOR offer can contact EXOR's proxy solicitor, Okapi Partners LLC, at info@okapipartners.com ... «Yahoo Finance UK, Jul 15»
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Initiation: Government wants to introduce strict regulations
Gone are the days when all you needed was a sharp okapi knife, pieces of cloth, a bag of salt and a small plot in the bush. You may now ... «News24, Jul 15»
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The Deal Announces Results Of H1 2015 M&A League Tables …
... 24 deals, Georgeson Inc. with 22 deals was second, D.F. King & Co. with 11 deals ranked third, Okapi Partners LLC was fourth with 10 deals, ... «MarketWatch, Jul 15»
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Booze scrounger kills brother for trying to stop him begging for beer
Willard, armed with an okapi knife, soon appeared and threatened to stab anyone who tried to stop him from attacking his brother. Takesure ... «New Zimbabwe.com, Jul 15»
10
Suspected Xenophobia Violence Survivor Commits Murder Days …
Manjoro stabbed Chikuchani five times on the back, neck and chest with an okapi knife killing him instantly before taking away his possessions. «AllAfrica.com, Jul 15»

REFERENCE
« EDUCALINGO. Okapi [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/okapi>. Dec 2020 ».
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