ze·​mi | \ zəˈmē, sə- \
plural zemi or zemis

Definition of zemi

 (Entry 1 of 2)

1 : a spirit of supernatural being of the aboriginal Tainos of the West Indies
2 : an object believed to be the dwelling of a spirit and to possess magic potency especially : fetish, idol
Ze·​mi | \ ˈzāmē \
plural Zemi or Zemis

Definition of Zemi (Entry 2 of 2)

1 : a Naga people found chiefly in the Barail area of the Assam-Burma frontier region
2 : a member of the Zemi people

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History and Etymology for zemi

Noun (1)

Spanish zemi, from Taino cemi, zemi, zeme

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“Zemi.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/zemi. Accessed 3 Jul. 2020.

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