- of, belonging to, or constituting Kwa.
- a branch of the Niger-Congo subfamily of languages, including Ewe, Ibo, Yoruba, and other languages of coastal West Africa.
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Examples from the Web for kwa
The third major group, the Kwa linguistic group…was found mostly in the southern and eastern parts of Liberia.'And So Liberia Was Born'
Ellen Johnson Sirleaf
April 1, 2009
The confluence is known as the Kwa mouth, Kwa being an alternative name for the lower Kasai.
The Congo receives an important tributary near Mswata, called the Kwa.Stanley in Africa
James P. Boyd
Suddenly a lame old croaking frog forced its way to the front and said, “Kwa, kwa; I know where this marvel is to be found.”Russian Fairy Tales
R. Nisbet Bain
"Kwa wenin," next said the Indian, looking straight into the eyes of Sir George.In the Van; or, The Builders
- a group of languages, now generally regarded as a branch of the Niger-Congo family, spoken in an area of W Africa extending from Côte d'Ivoire to E Nigeria and including Akan, Ewe, Yoruba, and Ibo
- relating to or belonging to this group of languages