Moneke: The Origins Of The Word Monkey

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The origins of the word "monkey" are unclear. It could come from Moneke, the name of the son of Martin the Ape in a medieval animal story. It appears also to be related to manikin, from the Dutch manneken ("little man").
A monkey is any primate that is not a human, prosimian, or ape.
Most monkeys eat animals and plants, and some also eat dirt.

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