Bonobo, the name

Greenwood, IN

#1 Sep 10, 2009
Can someone tell me the origin of the term <bonobo>, one of the great apes? Is it, perhaps, the name of a researcher?


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Knoxville, TN

#2 Sep 12, 2009
There are a few theories as the were the word first originated. One theory on the origin of the name "Bonobo" is that it is a misspelling of the name of the town of Bolobo on the Congo river. A more likely explanation is that it comes from the name for "Ancestor" in an ancient Bantu language. Some say the word isn’t even African in origin.
It was first used in 1954 by an Edward Tratz.

Greenwood, IN

#3 Sep 12, 2009
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