Zuni

noun
Zu·​ni | \ ˈzü-nē How to pronounce Zuni (audio) \
variants: or less commonly Zuñi \ ˈzün-​yē How to pronounce Zuni (audio) \
plural Zuni or Zunis also Zuñi or Zuñis

Definition of Zuni

1 : a member of an American Indian people of western New Mexico
2 : the language of the Zuni people

First Known Use of Zuni

1834, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for Zuni

American Spanish Zuñi

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“Zuni.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Zuni. Accessed 14 May. 2021.

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