[ kwahn-zuh ]
/ ˈkwɑn zə /
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noun, plural kwan·za, kwan·zas.
a paper money, cupronickel coin, and monetary unit of Angola, equal to 100 lwei: replaced the escudo in 1977.
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South of the Kwanza is the volcanic mountain Caculo-Cabaza (3300 ft.).
Meanwhile the Dutch had made preparations for an advance up the Kwanza.
In 1582 he removed to Masanganu, at the “meeting of the waters” of the Lukala and Kwanza.
British Dictionary definitions for kwanza
/ (ˈkwænzə) /
the standard monetary unit of Angola, divided into 100 lwei
Word Origin for kwanza
from a Bantu language
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