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Pongo (n.)

ape genus including the orangutan; 1620s as the name of a large anthropoid ape of Africa, from Kongo (Bantu) mpongi. The name later was transferred to the orangutans of Borneo (1798). Related: Pongoid.

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Definitions of Pongo from WordNet

Pongo (n.)
type genus of the family Pongidae: orangutans;
Synonyms: genus Pongo
From wordnet.princeton.edu