Saiga meaning

sīgə
A medium-sized antelope (Saiga tatarica) of the steppes of Eurasia, having a large fleshy snout and, in the male, ridged yellowish horns.
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A small, stocky antelope (Saiga tatarica) with a broad, fleshy snout, native to the steppes of SE Russia and SW Siberia.
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Saiga tatarica, an antelope which inhabits a vast area between Kalmykia, Kazakhstan, southern Siberia.
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Origin of saiga

  • Russian saĭga of Turkic origin

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Russian сайга (saĭgá), from a Turkic language.

    From Wiktionary