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How do you say "slow loris" in Indonesian?
posted by bengalibelle to Travel & Transportation (3 answers total)
I don't speak Indonesian, but from Wikipedia, it appears that the slow loris is called "kukang" or "malu-malu" in Indonesian and "kongkang" in the Bahasa Melayu.
posted by mbrubeck at 10:55 PM on December 24, 2012 [1 favorite]

English Wikipedia also notes that, "In Indonesia, slow lorises are called malu malu or "shy one" because they freeze and cover their face when spotted."
posted by mbrubeck at 11:01 PM on December 24, 2012

I have always been told it is something pronounced like "coucang." Slow loris' Latin name is Nycticebus coucang, coucang because it is a local name for them.
posted by ChuraChura at 5:23 AM on December 25, 2012

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