Camel Terminology Needs to be Re-established

The world terminology in Wikipedia is written as;

Terminology is the study of terms and their use. Terms are words and compound words or multi-word expressions that in specific contexts are given specific meanings.

The camel terminology is mainly derived from cow. It is food for thought to re-establish terminology for camel, management and production etc. As the camel was domesticated, evolved and managed for centuries in Arabian Peninsula, the best terminology will be the one use in that region. I hereby give some names which I learnt here in the region and some are found in literature. I’m lucky living in the specific area (Hilli Alqatara in Alain) where camel was domesticated.


  1. Camel is not cow… the best word for milking camel is……  NAQA
  2. Camel male kid is not a calf but ……………………                    Gaood
  3. Camel Female calf……………………………………………..Bakra
  4. Breeding male camel is not bull but…………………………..Baeer    

I am really looking forward for discussion, criticism, fortification, addition to this precious topic.


5 thoughts on “Camel Terminology Needs to be Re-established

    1. raziqkakar

      Dear Faisal sab,
      Thanks for your support and appreciation. Pakistan is the cradle of precious livestock breeds and camel is the unique and incredible one. I appreciate your point of view and your brilliant idea about a camel production unit/farm near Lahore. For the breed of camel, I would suggest you Brela breed for Lahore rather than Kharani. Brela breed is found from Jhang to Bahawalpur region and is excellent milk producer in the region of yours. Also, its availability is easy, region is accessible and transportation is simple. I can help you in finding a high yielding Brela camel for you. You can contact me via my email directly as;

  1. Faisal Sarwar

    Great Job. Keep it up. You are spreading awareness about the preservation of bio-diversity and at the same time promoting sustainable living model for poorest people. I am interested in setting up a small scale camel farm of kharani camels in Lahore, so that people can take advantage of this extreme animal, which is one of the biggest blessings of God for the mankind.. In the most arid and resource-less lands this animal is a food factory. How can much does a good kharani camel(milking cow) cost?i want to start a breeding and awareness program by setting up this farm..

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