any of an African breed of small dog that has a silky, reddish-brown coat and does not make a true barking sound
Origin of basenjiBantu ; from ba-, plural prefix + an unverified form senji, altered ; from uncertain or unknown; perhaps French singe, a monkey: so named because of the monkeylike tail and face
A dog of a breed originally from Africa, having a short, smooth, reddish-brown coat and characterized by the absence of a bark.
Origin of basenjiOf Bantu origin; akin to Tshiluba ba-senji, inhabitants of the hinterland : ba-, pl. n. pref. + -senji, hinterland.