pl. -·ga or -·gas
an extinct zebra (Equus quagga) of South Africa
Origin of quaggaobsolete Afrikaans ; from the native (? Hottentot) name
An equid (Equus quagga subsp. quagga) of southern Africa, extinct since the late 1800s. It was brownish with stripes only on the head, neck, and front of the body.
Origin of quaggaEarlier Afrikaans (now spelled kwagga), from Khoikhoi !ua-xa, perhaps imitative of its braying.