In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- We have impalas and springboks here at the zoo.
- Here springbok leapt and Cape mountain zebra grazed even as herds of black wildebeest stared at us intently and then galloped away.
- Afterwards, I sit on my terrace and watch what may be kudus, springboks or oryxes amble to the water hole.
- And it was attracting quite a lot of animals, like springboks.
- Young springbok leap across our path during a canter through light sand dotted with grassy tufts.
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