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kanzu

[kan-zoo] /ˈkæn zu/
noun
1.
a long, usually white robe worn especially by men in central and eastern Africa.
Origin of kanzu
1900-1905
Borrowed into English from Swahili around 1900-05
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  • Fila replied, "You must give me that kanzu shirt of yours first, and then I will give you a share of my ladu."

British Dictionary definitions for kanzu

kanzu

/ˈkænzʊ/
noun
1.
a long garment, usually white, with long sleeves, worn by E African men
Word Origin
C20: from Swahili
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