Pronunciation: (ung-gOO'nē),[key] —n., —pl.-nis,(esp. collectively)-nifor 1. 1. a member of a group of culturally and linguistically related peoples of southern and eastern Africa, including the Xhosa, Zulu, Ndebele, and Swazi.
2. the group of Bantu languages spoken by these peoples, sometimes considered dialects of a single language. Also,Ngoni.