Goat or Sheep
The Chinese word yáng refers both to goats and sheep,
 with shānyáng specifically goats and miányáng sheep.
English, the sign (originally based on a horned animal) may be called either. The interpretation of goat or sheep depends on
Vietnamese, the sign is mùi, which is unambiguously goat.
Japan, on the other hand, the sign is hitsuji, sheep;
 while in
Mongolia, the sign is ram or sheep. Within
China, there may be a
regional distinction with the
zodiacal yáng more likely to be thought of as a goat in the south, while tending to be thought of as a sheep in the north.