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kente

[ ken-tey ]
/ ˈkɛn teɪ /
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noun
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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Also called kente cloth .

Origin of kente

First recorded in 1950–55; from Twi
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How to use kente in a sentence

  • The women had on long dresses made of orange, black, and green African Kente cloths with matching headdresses.

    Red, White, and Muslim|Asma Gull Hasan|February 26, 2009|DAILY BEAST

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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