Definition of kongoni in English:

kongoni

nounplural noun kongoni

  • A hartebeest, in particular one of a pale yellowish-brown race found in Kenya and Tanzania.

    Alcelaphus buselaphus cokii, family Bovidae

    ‘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.’

Pronunciation

kongoni

/käNGˈɡōnē/ /kɑŋˈɡoʊni/

Origin

Early 20th century from Kiswahili.