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
any of an African breed of small dog that has a silky, reddish-brown coat and does not make a true barking sound
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 Tshiluba ba-senji inhabitants of the hinterland ba- pl. n. pref. -senji hinterland