Definition of ongon in US English:

ongon

noun

Anthropology
  • In the shamanist religion of Mongolia (especially among the Buriats): an image representing a god or spirit and supposed to be endowed with its power; a fetish.

Origin

Late 18th century; earliest use found in John Trusler (1735–1820), Church of England clergyman and author. From Mongolian ongγon pure, sacred, guardian spirit.

Pronunciation

ongon

/ˈɒnɡɒn/