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Pongo or pongo may refer to:

As places:

As real persons:

As fictional persons:

  • Pongo Twistleton, book character from P. G. Wodehouse's Uncle Fred stories
  • Janice "Pongo" Footrot, comics character from Murray Ball's strip Footrot Flats
  • Pongo the Pirate, puppet character from Gerry Anderson's TV series Torchy the Battery Boy
  • "Pongo" Banks, antagonist of the 1979 Alan Clarke film Scum
  • Pongo, assistant to Johhny Gan (Bobby Lee) on MADtv: Season Twelve (2006-2007)

As real animals:

As fictional animals:

As slang:

  • The British Army, in RAF slang, or in slang in Canada and other Commonwealth nations to refer to either the army or (incorrectly) the military in general from "Where the Army goes, the pong (smell) goes". When used by members of the army, it usually refers to the infantry. The term 'Pongo' was used to refer to members of the British Army by the Royal Navy before the 'Crabfats' (RAF) existed. In this case, referring to the comparison to the genus Pongo of orangutans. Percy is often included with the name Pongo as an alliterative combination and in some cases used on its own.


Up to date as of January 15, 2010

Definition from Wiktionary, a free dictionary

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From New Latin, from Kongo mpongi, mpungu.

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Proper noun


  1. A taxonomic genus, within subfamily Ponginae - the orangutans.

Derived terms

See also

Wikispecies-logo-en.png Pongo on Wikispecies. Wikispecies


Up to date as of January 23, 2010

From Wikispecies


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Cladus: Eukaryota
Supergroup: Unikonta
Cladus: Opisthokonta
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Cladus: Deuterostomia
Phylum: Chordata
Subphylum: Vertebrata
Infraphylum: Gnathostomata
Superclassis: Tetrapoda
Classis: Mammalia
Subclassis: Theria
Infraclassis: Placentalia
Ordo: Primates
Subordo: Haplorrhini
Infraordo: Simiiformes
Parvordo: Catarrhini
Superfamilia: Hominoidea
Familia: Hominidae
Subfamilia: Ponginae
Genus: Pongo
Species: P. abelii - P. pygmaeus - †P. hooijeri


Pongo, Lacépède, 1799

Type species: Pongo borneo Lacépède, 1799 (= Simia pygmaeus Linnaeus, 1760)


  • Faunus Oken, 1816 [unavailable]
  • Lophotus Fischer, 1813
  • Macrobates Bilberg, 1828
  • Satyrus Lesson, 1840


  • Schwartz, J.H.; Vu The Long; Nguyen Lan Cuong, Le Trung Kha; Tattersall, I. 1995: A review of the Pleistocene hominoid fauna of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam (excluding Hylobatidae). Anthropological papers of the American Museum of Natural History, (76): 1-24. Abstract & pdf
  • Pongo on Mammal Species of the World.
    Don E. Wilson & DeeAnn M. Reeder (editors). 2005. Mammal Species of the World. A Taxonomic and Geographic Reference (3rd ed).

Vernacular names

Asturianu: Orangután
Bahasa Indonesia: Orang utan
Bahasa Melayu: Orang Hutan
Català: Orangutan
Česky: Orangutan
Deutsch: Orang-Utan
English: Orangutan
Español: Orangután
Esperanto: Orangutango
Français: Orang-outan
한국어: 오랑우탄속
עברית: אורנגאוטן
Magyar: Orangután
Nederlands: Orang oetan
日本語: オランウータン
Polski: Orangutan
Português: Orangotango
Română: Urangutan
Русский: Орангутан
Slovenčina: Orangutan
Suomi: Orangit
Svenska: Orangutang
Tiếng Việt: Đười ươi
中文: 猩猩


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