[ uhng-goo-nee ]
/ əŋˈgu ni /
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noun, plural Ngu·nis, (especially collectively) Ngu·ni for 1.
a member of a group of culturally and linguistically related peoples of southern and eastern Africa, including the Xhosa, Zulu, Ndebele, and Swazi.
the group of Bantu languages spoken by these peoples, sometimes considered dialects of a single language.
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This lake is nearly due west from the mouth of the Nguni River and something more than a hundred miles from the coast.Gorillas & Chimpanzees|R. L. Garner
British Dictionary definitions for Nguni
/ (əŋˈɡuːnɪ) /
a group of Bantu languages of southern Africa, consisting chiefly of Zulu, Xhosa, and Swazi
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