(also Zuñi /ˈzuːɲi/)
noun (plural same or Zunis)
- 1A member of a Pueblo Indian people of western New Mexico.More example sentences
- They like to be called what they are - Utes, Hopis, Zunis - and collectively, they answer to ‘first people’.
- Kirk Bemis, the Zunis ' hydrologist, says that the appropriate studies on these other aquifers have yet to be done.
- She makes her living as an itinerant folksinger whose songs become her means of trying to claim an identity for herself as a Zuni.
- 2 [mass noun] The language of the Zuni, with about 3,000 speakers.More example sentences
- He curses at him in Zuñi and spits on the ground, as he has seen Popé do.
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- Relating to the Zuni or their language.More example sentences
- She furthered Hopi and Zuni art in the Southwest, working in ceramics and silver.
- Logan had learned this tract was mistakenly omitted from the government's official demarcation of Zuni boundaries five years earlier.
- It seems he was given to going around in Zuni costume, but, his rivals complained, it was not strictly authentic.
More definitions of ZuniDefinition of Zuni in:
- The US English dictionary