kente

[ ken-tey ]
/ ˈkɛn teɪ /

noun

a colorful fabric of Ghanaian origin: often worn as a symbol of African-American pride.

Origin of kente

Borrowed into English from Ashanti around 1955–60
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British Dictionary definitions for kente

kente

/ (ˈkɛntɪ) /

noun

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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