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Gaur \Gaur\ (g[add]r or gour), n. [Native name.] (Zo["o]l.) An East Indian species of wild cattle ( Bibos gauris), of large size and an untamable disposition. [Spelt also gour.]


n. An East Indian species of wild cattle ((taxlink Bos gaurus species noshow=1)), of large size and an untamable disposition.


n. wild ox of mountainous areas of eastern India [syn: Bibos gaurus]


The gaur (, Bos gaurus), also called Indian bison, is the largest extant bovine, native to South Asia and Southeast Asia. The species has been listed as vulnerable on the IUCN Red List since 1986, as the population decline in parts of the species' range is likely to be well over 70% during the last three generations. Population trends are stable in well-protected areas, and are rebuilding in a few areas which had been neglected.

The gaur is the tallest species of wild cattle. The Malayan gaur is called seladang, and the Burmese gaur is called pyoung .

The domesticated form of the gaur Bos frontalis is called gayal or mithun.

Gaur (disambiguation)

The gaur is a large dark-coated bovine animal of South Asia and Southeast Asia.

Gaur may also refer to:

  • Gaur, a Basque artistic group established in 1966 at Gipuzkoa, Spain
  • River Gaur in Perthshire
  • Gaur, an early transcription for Jushur, founder of 1st Dynasty of Kish according to the Sumerian King List
  • Gaur, a town in the Rautahat district of Nepal
  • Gaur (also called Gour or Lakhnauti), a ruined city in the Malda district of West Bengal, India
  • Gaur Rajput
  • Gaur Brahmin, a Brahmin community native to North India
Gaur (artistic group)

Gaur ('today' in Basque) was a Basque artistic group founded in 1966 by Amable Arias, Rafael Ruiz Balerdi, Nestor Basterretxea, Eduardo Chillida, Remigio Mendiburu, Jorge Oteiza, José Antonio Sistiaga, and José Luis Zumeta. The avant-guard group, based in Gipuzkoa, Spain, provided the springboard for a wide Basque artistic movement with close links to influential social, cultural and political agents in the Basque Country opposed to Franco's dictatorship during the 70s and early 80s.

The group launched with an exhibition on 28 April 1966 at the Barandiarán Gallery in San Sebastián. It challenged the aesthetic moulds and artistic conventions prevailing during that period in Gipuzkoa, and the Basque Country altogether. The artists founding the movement stirred at the rapid economic and social changes taking place at the moment, the virtually non-existent cultural scene, and the crisis of the Basque collective identity.

It stood out as the most prolific artistic group in a constellation of groups founded across all the Basque Country during the same period that made up the Basque Art School.

Usage examples of "gaur".

Ilna doubted the story about them looting the ships, or at any rate doubted that was the whole truth, simply because Gaur had said it.

For an instant she thought he was wearing animal skins hair-side out, but that was a trick of the dim light: Gaur was nude and covered with fur like a beast.

According to Hodgson it also occurs in the Himalayan Terai, probably however only towards the eastern portion, and here it is rare, for I have spoken to many sportsmen who have hunted in various parts of the Terai, from Sikhim to Rohilkund, and none have ever come across the gaur at the foot of the Himalayas.

Central provinces the gaur is found in several parts of the bamboo-clad spurs of the Satpura range.

The gaur seldom leaves its jungles, but I have known it do so on the borders of the Sonawani forest, in order to visit a small tank at Untra near Ashta, and the cultivation in the vicinity suffered accordingly.

In the skull the forehead is not concave as in the gaur, but flat, and if anything rather convex.

I was always the first to climb to the highest branch or leap from the tallest ledge into a pool or run the closest past a gaur as he snorted in his pen.

Raj placed the accent, Gaur County, about halfway up the Hemmar River.

This bull stood six-foot-four at the shoulders, and I thought the gaur was a sort of diminutive goat.

The postilion had already shown Thanakar their destination on a map, a small village north of Gaur, two hundred miles northwest of the city.

Once freed from the first bog, it became stuck thrice more before the tiny village of Gaur came into view.

In places, herds of gaur, bur, dang, and arne milled about in mud pools up to their thick necks, mooing and lowing at the passing humans.

Burmah, and the horns are mostly short and thick, and very massive as compared with those of the Indian gaurs, though the distinction is not constant on either side of the Bay of Bengal.

Why Eurasia’s five species of wild cattle (aurochs, water buffalo, yak, gaur, banteng), but not the African buffalo or American bison?

Why Eurasia's five species of wild cattle (aurochs, water buffalo, yak, gaur, banteng), but not the African buffalo or American bison?