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Zuni

[zoo-nee] /ˈzu ni/
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] /ˈzu ni, ˈzun yi/ (Show IPA)
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Origin
Acoma Keresan
1830-1835
1830-35, Americanism; earlier Zuñi < American Spanish < Acoma Keresan sɨ̂·ni (pronounced sθɨ̂·nyi) or a cognate
Related forms
Zunian, Zuñian, adjective, noun
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Zuñi

/ˈzuːnjiː; ˈsuː-/
noun
1.
(pl) -ñis, -ñi. 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
Derived Forms
Zuñian, adjective, noun
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