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kongoni

/kəŋˈɡəʊnɪ/
noun (pl) -ni
1.
an E African hartebeest, Alcelaphus buselaphus See hartebeest (sense 1)
Word Origin
Swahili
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  • What had so terrified the kongoni it would be impossible to say.

    The Leopard Woman Stewart Edward White
  • The huge body sprang; but instead of the man the kongoni was struck down!

    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
  • The kongoni went a little way off and then turned and grinned broadly.

    In Africa

    John T. McCutcheon
  • Then there's the ubiquitous zebra, almost as numerous as the kongoni.

    In Africa

    John T. McCutcheon
  • In action the zebra is dependent upon his friend, the kongoni.

    In Africa

    John T. McCutcheon
  • A kongoni I killed at 638 paces (measured), and another at 566 paces both exhibited this action of the bullet.

    The Land of Footprints Stewart Edward White
  • To make it impressive, kongoni and the second tent-boy were summoned to attend, which they did with pleased anticipation.

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