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1 The Origin Of The Word Gorilla Means Tribe Of Hairy Women
Before we get to the origin of the meaning of gorilla and its unflattering association with women we will share some other fascinating facts about gorillas.
The largest primate in the world is the gorilla. An adult male usually weighs between 135 to 180 kilograms (400 to 400 lb) and stand a little shorter than a man at between 1.7 to 1.8 metres (5.6 to 5.9 ft) tall. The arm span of the male stretches as far as 2.6 metres (8.5 ft). The males are known as silverbacks due to the silver hair that grows on their backs.
ow they are pretty interesting facts, but have you ever wondered the origin of the name gorilla and what it means? It’s very unflattering, to say the least. Gorillas got their name from American Physiciannd missionary Thomas Staughton Savage and naturalist Jeffries Wyman. Gorilla was derived from Greek Γόριλλαι (Gorillai), meaning “tribe of hairy women”.