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Dogon

[doh-gon] /ˈdoʊ gɒn/
noun, plural Dogons (especially collectively) Dogon for 1.
1.
a member of a group of indigenous people of the mountains of central Mali.
2.
the Gur language of the Dogon.
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  • The others seemed tongue-tied, both headmen and Hogons, the highly honored elders of the Dogon people.

    Black Man's Burden Dallas McCord Reynolds
  • But who in all the Dogon had ever witnessed such a juju man?

    Black Man's Burden Dallas McCord Reynolds
  • He probably wouldn't have blinked had Isobel arrived in the costume of the Dogon.

    Black Man's Burden Dallas McCord Reynolds
  • It is easy to conceive that such an epithet as Dogon might get itself mixed up with the word dog, and so become an imprecation.

    The Hoosier Schoolmaster Edward Eggleston
  • He was a small man, clad only in a loincloth, and could well have been a Dogon himself.

    Black Man's Burden Dallas McCord Reynolds
  • If you want to help, ferret out the groups who speak Dogon and give them the word.

    Black Man's Burden Dallas McCord Reynolds
  • He left the device on and set it to one side, then yawned and settled himself to the rug-covered ground, crosslegged, Dogon style.

    Border, Breed Nor Birth Dallas McCord Reynolds
  • For long ages the Dogon have been led by the oldest members of the tribe, the Hogons.

    Black Man's Burden Dallas McCord Reynolds
  • Shortly afterwards while passing Mr. Word old Ike whispered and said: "Dogon me if dat yankee don't surprise de natives!"

    A Texas Cow Boy Chas. A. Siringo
  • The ten villages of the Dogon are perched on the rim of the Falaise de Bandiagara.

    Black Man's Burden Dallas McCord Reynolds

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