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[zoo-nee] /ˈzu ni/
noun, plural Zunis (especially collectively) Zuni for 1.
a member of a group of North American Indians inhabiting the largest of the Indian pueblos, in western New Mexico.
the language of the Zuni.
Also, Zuñi
[zoo-nee, zoon-yee] /ˈzu ni, ˈzun yi/ (Show IPA)
Origin of Zuni
Acoma Keresan
1830-35, Americanism; earlier Zuñi < American Spanish < Acoma Keresan sɨ̂·ni (pronounced sθɨ̂·nyi) or a cognate
Related forms
Zunian, Zuñian, adjective, noun Unabridged
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  • Other places not to miss include Tartine for breakfast, Zuni Café for lunch, A16 and Delfina for dinner.

    Fresh Picks Alfred Portale August 31, 2011
  • Judy Rogers tells a story and shows you how to cook it in The Zuni Café Cookbook.

    Fresh Picks Marc Meyer June 1, 2010
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British Dictionary definitions for Zuni


/ˈzuːnjiː; ˈsuː-/
(pl) -ñis, -ñi. a member of a North American Indian people of W New Mexico
the language of this people, a member of the Penutian phylum of languages
Derived Forms
Zuñian, adjective, noun
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