Definition of Kitenge

1. Noun. An African garment similar to the sarong, often worn by women wrapped around the chest or waist or as a headscarf or sling to carry a baby. ¹



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Definition of Kitenge

1. a cotton cloth worn as a dress in East Africa [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Kitenge

kiteboards
kited
kitefin
kitefin shark
kiteflying
kiteless
kitelike
kitemaker
kitemakers
kitemaking
kitemark
kitemarked
kitemarking
kitemarks
kitembilla
kitenge (current term)
kitenges
kiter
kiters
kites
kitesurf
kitesurfed
kitesurfer
kitesurfers
kitesurfing
kitesurfs
kith
kith and kin
kith and kine
kithara

Literary usage of Kitenge

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1. The Fall of the Congo Arabs by Sidney Langford Hinde (1897)
"This island is called kitenge, after the chief who owns it, and is about three miles long, and from half a mile to a mile wide. We had great trouble with ..."

2. Zaire: Predicament and Prospectsby Jean-Claude Willame, Hugues Leclercq, Peter Rosenblum, Catharine Newbury by Jean-Claude Willame, Hugues Leclercq, Peter Rosenblum, Catharine Newbury (1998)
"... is vying with a representative of the new political generation, kitenge Yesu, while both pretend to be close to the Mobutu entourage. ..."

3. Bulletin by Société belge d'études coloniales, Brussels (1897)
"Nous eûmes ici beaucoup d'ennui avec les indigènes, et après avoir travaillé tout le jour pour avancer de .trois quarts de mille, kitenge était très furieux ..."

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