- a colorful fabric of Ghanaian origin: often worn as a symbol of African-American pride.
Origin of kente
Borrowed into English from Ashanti around 1955–60
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- Also called: kente cloth a brightly coloured handwoven cloth of Ghana, usually with some gold thread
- the toga made of this cloth
from a Ghanaian language, possibly Akan
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