Definition of Dogon in English:

Dogon

noun

  • 1A member of a people inhabiting the central region of Mali (formerly French Sudan), West Africa.

  • 2Any of a group of tonal languages or dialects spoken by the Dogon, belonging to the Niger-Congo family; this group of languages as a whole.

adjective

  • Of, relating to, or designating the Dogon or their language.

Origin

1930s. From Dogon dogõ, self-designation. Compare French Dogom, German Dogon.

Pronunciation

Dogon

/ˈdəʊɡɒn/