Ngo·​ni | \ əŋˈgōnē \
variants: or Nguni \ -​günē \
plural Ngoni or Ngonis or Nguni or Ngunis

Definition of Ngoni

1a : a prominent people of the region of Lake Nyasa in south central Africa
b : a member of such people
2a : 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.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 Oct. 2020.

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