Ngoni

noun

Ngo·​ni
əŋˈgōnē
variants or Nguni
-günē
plural Ngoni or Ngonis or Nguni or Ngunis
1
a
: a prominent people of the region of Lake Nyasa in south central Africa
b
: a member of such people
2
a
: a group of closely related Bantu languages consisting of Zulu, Xhosa, and Swazi
b
: a dialect of Zulu more or less mixed with adjoining languages spoken in Nyasaland and Tanganyika

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“Ngoni.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Ngoni. Accessed 20 Jun. 2024.

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