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    Smile Backtrian/bihunchbacked camel

    With polar bears, penguins, and Backtrian camels also endangered, EDGE (Evolutionarily Distinct and Globally Endangered) has its work cut out for it. Is this a case of too little, too late? Only time will tell.


    In our language, we call "Backtrian camels" "bihunched camels," but what does "Backtrian" mean to you? Thanks.

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    Re: Backtrian/bihunchbacked camel

    In AmE, a one-humped camel is a "dromedary," and a two-humped one is a "bactrian."

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    Smile Re: Backtrian/bihunchbacked camel

    Quote Originally Posted by Ouisch View Post
    In AmE, a one-humped camel is a "dromedary," and a two-humped one is a "bactrian."
    Thanks, Ouisch.

    Got it, but what does "bactrian" mean originally?


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    Re: Backtrian/bihunchbacked camel

    A camel that came from Bactria in Central Asia.

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    Re: Backtrian/bihunchbacked camel

    Thanks, Anglika.
    Got it.

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