zuñi

Zuni

[zoo-nee]
noun, plural Zunis (especially collectively) Zuni for 1.
1.
a member of a group of North American Indians inhabiting the largest of the Indian pueblos, in western New Mexico.
2.
the language of the Zuni.
Also, Zuñi [zoo-nee, zoon-yee] .


Origin:
1830–35, Americanism; earlier Zuñi < American Spanish < Acoma Keresan sɨ̂·ni (pronounced sθɨ̂·nyi) or a cognate

Zunian, Zuñian, adjective, noun
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Zuñi (ˈzuːnjiː, ˈsuː-)
 
n , -ñis, -ñi
1.  a member of a North American Indian people of W New Mexico
2.  the language of this people, a member of the Penutian phylum of languages
 
'Zuñian
 
adj, —n

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