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  • n. 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.


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  • Maathai might have been wearing a colorful, cotton kitenge as she carried a tree into her yard.

    Bonnie St. John: The Tree Lady: Wangari Maathai

  • Crying into my kitenge, scared to death of what would happen when I arrived at home.

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  • They danced their presents up to me wrapped me in a nice kitenge and put a basket on my head

    Archive 2008-07-01

  • I was sure it was a bug but was afraid it was a spider (my host family often tells me that they themselves are worried about spiders because many could be poisonous) ... so Erika comes over and we both start smacking at my pant legs and ask if there is somewhere where I could remove my pants ... we were told we could go into the ofisini (office) nearby and so we run in, a mama gives me a kitenge, and I take off my pants to reveal some dead large ants Recent Updates


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