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Guess the animals of African savanna from the origin of their name?

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Arabic زرافة 'zarāfa' , through Italian and Frenchprobably from an African language
Nama language, 'i-ngu' , onomatopeicword introduced in Europe by Dutch travellers
From Portuguese through Italianmaybe 'ezebrario', from latin 'equiferus' ('wild horse')
Through French : Part 1 : Latin 'avis' ('bird')Part 2 : 'στρουθιοκάμηλος' ('sparrow + camel')
Part 1 : Proto-Germanic *wartǭPart 2 : Proto-Germanic *hawwaną ('to hew')
Afrikaans/Dutch : Part 1 : Dutch for 'lake'Part 2 : Dutch for 'cat'
Greek 'ἐλέφας' ('ivory'), through Latin and FrenchMaybe from Proto-berber and Egyptian sources
Late Greek 'ἀνθόλοψ', through Latin and FrenchFurther etymology unknown
Portuguese/Spanish, from Latin 'bubalus'from Greek 'βούβαλος' ('species of antelope')
Greek 'ὕαινα' , through LatinFrom 'ὗς' ('swine; pig') +‎ -αινα ('feminine suffix')
Greek : Part 1 : 'λέων', another animal in savannaPart 2 : 'πάρδαλις', ('panther')
Greek 'λέων', through Latin and FrenchMany ancient languages had similar words, like Akkadian
Middle Dutch 'monnekijn', colloquial word ultimately from Arabic ميمون 'maymūn' ('species of primates')
Greek 'κροκόδειλος', through Latin and FrenchPerhaps from κρόκη (“pebbles”) + δρῖλος (“worm”)
French 'babouin', Old French 'baboue' ('grimace')of Germanic origin
Hindi चीता 'citra' ('leopard')from Sanskrit 'चित्र 'citra' ('bright')
Afrikaans : Part 1 : 'earth'Part 2 : 'pig', cognate with English 'farrow'
Greek : Part 1 ῥίς ('nose')Part 2 : κέρας ('horn')
Greek 'σκορπίος', through Latin and Fenchfrom Indo-European *(s)ker- ('to cut')
Greek : Part 1 : ' ἵππος' ('horse')Part 2 : 'ποταμός' ('river')

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