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Zuni

[ zoo-nee ]
/ ˈzu ni /
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noun, plural Zu·nis, (especially collectively) Zu·ni 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.

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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

OTHER WORDS FROM Zuni

Zu·ni·an, Zu·ñi·an, adjective, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for Zuni

Zuñi
/ (ˈzuːnjiː, ˈsuː-) /

noun

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

Derived forms of Zuñi

Zuian, adjective, noun
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