Definition of kongoni in English:


Syllabification: kon·go·ni
Pronunciation: /käNGˈgōnē

noun (plural same)

  • A hartebeest, in particular one of a pale yellowish-brown race found in Kenya and Tanzania.
    • Alcelaphus buselaphus cokii, family Bovidae
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    • However, even this broad pattern is not universal, for giraffes, impalas, and kongoni have their peak of births at the driest time of year.
    • The kongoni is perhaps the most anomalous species in our sample.


early 20th century: from Kiswahili.

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