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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
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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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