A grayish to dark brown or black baboon (Papio ursinus) of southern Africa, having a distinctively downward-pointing face.
A Chacma baboon.
Origin of chacma
Possibly of Khokhoin origin
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Chacma Sentence Examples
CHACMA, the Hottentot name of the Cape baboon, Papio porcarius, a species inhabiting the mountains of South Africa as far north as the Zambezi.
The Tsaobis baboon population is comprised of several troops of chacma baboons Papio ursinus.
The above-mentioned anubis baboon, P. anubis (with the subspecies neumanni, pruinosus, heuglini and doguera), ranging from Egypt all through tropical Africa, together with P. sphinx, P. olivaceus, the Abyssinian P. lydekkeri, and the chacma, P. porcarius of the Cape, represent the subgenus Choeropithecus.
(See PRIMATES; CHACMA; DRILL; GELADA and MANDRILL).