a long, usually white robe worn especially by men in central and eastern Africa.

Origin of kanzu

Borrowed into English from Swahili around 1900–05
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Historical Examples of kanzu

  • 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



a long garment, usually white, with long sleeves, worn by E African men

Word Origin for kanzu

C20: from Swahili
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