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kanga

/ ˈkɑːŋɡɑː /

noun

  1. a piece of gaily decorated thin cotton cloth used as a garment by women in E Africa


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Word History and Origins

Origin of kanga1

from Swahili
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Example Sentences

Kanga, Mangree, and Gien; three undetermined vocabularies of the "Mithridates."

The camels move on at the beginning of their day's work to the beating of the kanga, or drum.

In the evening we refreshed our fancies by witnessing the kanga, or drums beating to the dances of the maidens of Zinder.

The etymology of the name kanga as applied to this ape is rather obscure.

Kanga had not spoken as yet by the evening fire, but had been an amused listener.

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