Basenji meaning

bə-sĕnjē
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A dog of a breed originally from Africa, having a short, smooth, reddish-brown coat and characterized by the absence of a bark.
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Any of an African breed of small dog that has a silky, reddish-brown coat and does not make a true barking sound.
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Origin of basenji

  • Of Bantu origin Tshiluba ba-senji inhabitants of the hinterland ba- pl. n. pref. -senji hinterland

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition