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Camel-sheep

Reading a 17th Century Dutch travel narrative, I find that llamas are called 'Kameelschapen', or camel-sheep, which seems wonderfully appropriate; is this word wholly extinct (my dictionary just gives 'lama')?

Are there picturesque terms for llamas in any other languages?
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