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kongoni

noun plural -ni
  1. an E African hartebeest, Alcelaphus buselaphusSee hartebeest (def. 1)

Word Origin

Swahili
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Examples from the Web for kongoni

Historical Examples

  • The huge body sprang; but instead of the man the kongoni was struck down!

    The Leopard Woman

    Stewart Edward White

  • What had so terrified the kongoni it would be impossible to say.

    The Leopard Woman

    Stewart Edward White

  • Kongoni, his gunbearer, rushed in and shouted: "Lion eat porter!"

    In Africa

    John T. McCutcheon

  • We made quite a study of the kongoni, for he is a most interesting animal.

    In Africa

    John T. McCutcheon

  • The sportsman swears at the kongoni because it so often alarms the quarry he is stalking.

    In Africa

    John T. McCutcheon