sikau

Source language unclear: any clues?

The marsupial family of ‘macropods’ number 15 species of the genera Macropus, Dorcopsis, Dorcopsulus, Dendrolagus and Thylogale (Flannery 1990). However, typically the tree kangaroos, Dendrolagus, are classed as kapul by most speakers, not with the rest as sikau, which are more specifically the ground-living macropods.

See original Mihalic entry.

Noun forms

  1. Marsupial: ground-living macropod: the forest wallabies (Dorcopsis sp. and Dorcopsulus sp.), pademelons (Thylogale sp.), and Agile Wallaby (Macropus agilis). kapul


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