Definition of Kwanza

1. Noun. The basic unit of money in Angola.

Generic synonyms: Angolan Monetary Unit
Terms within: Lwei



2. Noun. A festival featuring African-American culture; celebrated between Christmas and New Year.
Exact synonyms: Kwanzaa
Generic synonyms: Festival, Fete

Definition of Kwanza

1. Noun. The currency of Angola ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Kwanza

1. a monetary unit of Angola [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Kwanza

kvetcher
kvetchers
kvetches
kvetchier
kvetchiest
kvetching
kvetchy
kw
kwaai
kwacha
kwachas
kwagga
kwaggas
kwai
kwaito
kwanza (current term)
kwanzas
kwashiorkor
kwashiorkors
kweek
kwela
kwelas
kwerekwere
kwh
kwukyel
ky-
kyBP
kyaboca wood
kyack

Literary usage of Kwanza

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1. Across Africa by Verney Lovett Cameron, Daniel Oliver (1877)
"The kwanza.—Its Navigation.—Neat Villages.—Convivial Gathering. ... On the farther side of this no wed the kwanza, which floods the whole of this plain in ..."

2. Proceedings by Royal Geographical Society (Great Britain), Norton Shaw, Francis Galton, William Spottiswoode, Clements Robert Markham, Henry Walter Bates, John Scott Keltie (1889)
"This elevation continues eastward with little change—only dipping somewhat as it reaches the valley of the kwanza—until about 4000 feet is again attained ..."

3. Proceedings by Royal Geographical Society (Great Britain), Norton Shaw, Francis Galton, William Spottiswoode, Clements Robert Markham, Henry Walter Bates, John Scott Keltie (1876)
"The country on both banks of the kwanza is called ... After the kwanza we next crossed the Kokema, one of its important affluents, which at that point was ..."

4. A History of the Colonization of Africa by Alien Races by Harry Hamilton Johnston (1899)
"J Loanda with 150 soldiers—nearly all that remained—he marched against the king's forces near the kwanza river, and routed them with great loss, ..."

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