Definition of Kanzu

1. Noun. (Swahili) a long garment (usually white) with long sleeves; worn by men in East Africa.

Generic synonyms: Garment
Category relationships: Swahili



Definition of Kanzu

1. a long white garment worn in Africa [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Kanzu

kantens
kantha
kanthas
kantikoy
kantikoys
kanting
kanto-sho
kanton
kantons
kants
kanuka
kanun
kanuns
kanuu
kanyemba
kanzu (current term)
kanzus
kaodzera
kaoliang
kaoliangs
kaolin
kaoline
kaolines
kaolinic
kaolinise
kaolinised
kaolinises
kaolinising
kaolinite
kaolinites

Literary usage of Kanzu

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. A Handbook of the Swahili Language, as Spoken at Zanzibar by Edward Steere, Arthur Cornwallis Madan (1908)
"Parts of a kanzu (men's): Too la ... kanzu ya ziki, worked with white colton round the neck instead of red silk. ..."

2. To the Central African Lakes and Back: The Narrative of the Royal by Joseph Thompson (1881)
"Still protesting that we had not the beads, we offered him in lieu thereof a new kanzu, which pleased him vastly. He put it on over his bulky loin-cloth, ..."

3. Zanzibar in Contemporary Times: A Short History of the Southern East in the by Robert Nunez Lyne (1905)
"... more about his kanzu, which is hemmed and stitched round the neck and shoulders with red silk, and finished off in tassels and loops down the back. ..."

4. Under the African Sun; a Description of the Native Races in Uganda, Sporting by William John Ansorge, Ernst Hartert (1899)
"... or else as a kanzu, the long white garment worn by ... When clean and white the kanzu is most becoming in a native. ..."

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