Dogon

noun
Do·​gon | \ ˈdō-ˌgän How to pronounce Dogon (audio) \
plural Dogon or Dogons

Definition of Dogon

1 : a member of a people of Mali noted for their sculpture
2 : the language of the Dogon

First Known Use of Dogon

circa 1931, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for Dogon

Dogon dogõ, a self-designation

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The first known use of Dogon was circa 1931

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“Dogon.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Dogon. Accessed 5 Jul. 2020.

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