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to make orangutans


NLem oranutan‑a
Mal orang hutan, lit. ‘forest person’

It is not clear whether orang hutan referred to the ape, or whether this was a misunderstanding between Europeans and Malays. The term might actually have meant ‘forest people’ or ‘librarians’ (i.e. ‘free people’).


Eng orangutan