Other Word Forms of Gorilla
Origin of Gorilla
Ancient Greek Γόριλλαι (Gorillai, “a tribe of hairy women”), described by Hanno the Navigator, a Carthaginian navigator and possible visitor to the area that later became Sierra Leone.
New Latin (Trōglodytēs) gorilla former species name from Greek Gorillai a tribe of hairy women perhaps of African origin
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
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