1776 sense of people, 1951 language. From Algonquian, compare Cree [script needed] (pahki, “part, thing, a little”), Ojibwe bangii (“part, thing, a little”).
Bungi (plural Bungi or Bungis)
- An Ojibwe people of central North America, the Manitoba Saulteaux; a member of this people.
- A creole language formerly spoken in the Red River settlement of Manitoba.