๐Ÿฆง Orangutan

Emoji Meaning

An orangutan, the orange-haired ape with long arms. Depicted facing forward, with a long broad face and sitting with its legs bent. Often shown scratching its head. Skin color varies across platforms, ranging from light to dark.

Google’s orangutan has purplish skin, Twitter's is smiling.

This emoji is considered racist in some contexts, especially when used to disparage, insult, and abuse people with dark skin, especially Black people.

Orangutan was approved as part of Unicode 12.0 in 2019 and added to Emoji 12.0 in 2019.

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๐Ÿšฉ New in 2019. Supported on all up to date apps and systems.

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๐Ÿฆง Orangutan

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  • ๐Ÿฆง Orangutan Emoji Proposal: L2/18-137

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