Origin of gavial; from Fr, altered ; from Hindi gha?iy?l
Origin of gavialFrench, from Hindi gha&rlowdot;iyal, from Sanskrit gha&nlowdot;&tlowdot;ika&hlowdot;, probably from gha&nlowdot;&tlowdot;a, bell (from the bulbous end of its snout).
Technically, extending the definition to family Gavialidae results in including just one other extant species: the false gavial (Tomistoma schlegelii). However, the subfamily Tomistominae is often (perhaps usually) excluded from Gavialidae.
From Hindi घड़ियाल (ghaṛiyāl).