Gender Masculine
Pronounced Pron. TAHR-zan(English)
  [key·IPA]

Meaning & History

Created by Edgar Rice Burroughs for the main character in his novel Tarzan of the Apes (1912). In the novel Tarzan is the ape name of the baby John Clayton, who was adopted by the animals after his parents died in the African jungle. The name is said to mean "white skin" in the fictional Mangani ape language.

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Entry added April 25, 2021