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Zu·ni 1

 (zo͞o′nē) also Zu·ñi (-nyē)
n. pl. Zuni or Zu·nis also Zuñi or Zu·ñis
1. A member of a Pueblo people located in western New Mexico.
2. The language of the Zuni, of no known linguistic affiliation.

Zu′ni, Zu′ñi adj.

Zu·ni 2

 (zo͞o′nē) also Zu·ñi (-nyē)
A pueblo of northwest New Mexico west of Albuquerque.


(ˈzuːnjiː; ˈsuː-)
npl -ñis or -ñi
1. (Peoples) a member of a North American Indian people of W New Mexico
2. (Languages) the language of this people, a member of the Penutian phylum of languages
ˈZuñian adj, n


(ˈzu ni)

also Zu•ñi

(ˈzu ni, ˈzun yi)

n., pl. -nis, (esp. collectively) -ni.
1. a member of a Pueblo Indian people of W New Mexico.
2. the language of the Zuni, not closely akin to any other American Indian language.
[1830–35, Amer.; earlier Zuñi < American Spanish < Acoma Keresan (a language spoken by Pueblo Indian peoples of New Mexico) sɨ̂∙ni (pronounced sθɨ̂∙nyi) or a cognate]
Zu′ni•an, adj., n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Zuni - a member of the Pueblo people living in western New Mexico
Pueblo - a member of any of about two dozen Native American peoples called `Pueblos' by the Spanish because they live in pueblos (villages built of adobe and rock)
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According to Roscoe, among the Zuni today there is very little memory or knowledge of the "third gender" option once available to those not cut out to play traditional male and female roles.
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The decorations used by pueblo potters at Acoma, Zia, Zuni, Hopi, Santo Domingo, Santa Clara, and San Ildefonso just to name a few of the many Pueblo tribes who hand crafted decorated pottery water jars, are decidedly different and easily attributable by students and collectors alike.
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