Definition of kongoni in English:

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Pronunciation: /kɒŋˈɡəʊni/

noun (plural same)

A hartebeest, in particular one of a pale yellowish-brown race found in Kenya and Tanzania.
  • Alcelaphus buselaphus cokii, family Bovidae.
Example sentences
  • 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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