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kwanza

[kwahn-zuh] /ˈkwɑn zə/
noun, plural kwanza, kwanzas.
1.
a paper money, cupronickel coin, and monetary unit of Angola, equal to 100 lwei: replaced the escudo in 1977.

Kwanza

noun
1.
2.

Kwanzaa

or Kwanza

[kwahn-zuh] /ˈkwɑn zə/
noun, plural Kwanzaas.
1.
a harvest festival celebrated from Dec. 26th until Jan. 1st in some African-American communities.
Origin of Kwanzaa
1965-1970
First recorded in 1965-70, Kwanzaa is from the Swahili word kwanza first

Cuanza

or Kwanza

[kwahn-zuh] /ˈkwɑn zə/
noun
1.
a river in central Angola, flowing NW and W to the Atlantic Ocean. 500 miles (805 km) long.
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kwanza

/ˈkwænzə/
noun
1.
the standard monetary unit of Angola, divided into 100 lwei
Word Origin
from a Bantu language

Kwanzaa

/ˈkwænzɑː/
noun
1.
a seven-day festival beginning on Dec 26 when African-Americans celebrate family, community, and culture
Word Origin
C20: from Swahili (matunda ya) kwanza first (fruits)
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