- 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 Zu·ñi [zoo-nee, zoon-yee] /ˈzu ni, ˈzun yi/.
Origin of Zuni
1830–35, Americanism; earlier Zuñi < American Spanish < Acoma Keresan sɨ̂·ni (pronounced sθɨ̂·nyi) or a cognate
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On the 19th of August, we entered the Zuni village, containing about 3,000 souls.Wilford Woodruff
Matthias F. Cowley
So this is the country where the Zuni village is located, is it?The Broncho Rider Boys Along the Border
We do not learn, however, that women in Zuni are forbidden to look upon the bull-roarer.Custom and Myth
I thought the mystery of the Zuni medicine man was the biggest mystery we should ever have to unravel, but this beats it.The Broncho Rider Boys with the Texas Rangers
The remaining six cities were much like the first; inhabited by the Zuni Indians, poor, ignorant and uncivilized.Colorado--The Bright Romance of American History
F. C. Grable
- plural -ñis or -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
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