[ ken-tey ]
/ ˈkɛn teɪ /
a colorful fabric of Ghanaian origin: often worn as a symbol of African American pride: Thousands of vivid shirts made a sea of kente along the parade route.I hadn't realized there was so much kente cloth in all of Manhattan.
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What does “Indigenous” mean?
Also called kente cloth .
Origin of kente
First recorded in 1950–55; from Twi
Words nearby kente
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British Dictionary definitions for kente
/ (ˈkɛntɪ) /
Also called: kente cloth a brightly coloured handwoven cloth of Ghana, usually with some gold thread
the toga made of this cloth
Word Origin for kente
from a Ghanaian language, possibly Akan
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