from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A long, usually white garment worn by men in Africa.
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- n. (Swahili) a long garment (usually white) with long sleeves; worn by men in East Africa
We were also welcomed into the house of a local family, who gave Jason a kanzu (a traditional Muslim white robe that falls all the way to the floor) and gave me a beautiful light-weight kanga that I could use to cover myself more comfortably than the heavy ones I use on the mainland.
Through a rent in his white kanzu, which was glued to his body, his shoulder appeared, covered with
Underneath he wore the kanzu, the under robe of fine white cotton, embroidered round the neck with a bit of red needlework, and reaching to his boots of soft, black leather.
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