The Oriental Longhair is a breed of domestic cat. It is closely related to the Oriental Shorthair. The Oriental Longhair is analogous to the Cat Fanciers' Association Balinese and Javanese, and the The International Cat Association Oriental Longhair breeds in the United States. With no globally recognized naming convention, other cat fancy may refer to this type as Foreign Longhair or Mandarin. It was formerly known as the British Angora before being renamed in 2002 by British cat fanciers in order to avoid confusion with the Turkish Angora.