Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun The currency of Angola

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[After the Kwanza , River, the largest river of Angola.]

Examples

  • He also said there must be a single rate of exchange for the national currency, the kwanza, which is officially worth 55,000 to the dollar but on the black market fetches 240,000.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • The name was drawn from the Swahili phrase matunda ya kwanza, meaning the "first fruits of the harvest."

    Warren J. Blumenfeld: Challenging The Christian Month Of December

  • The name was drawn from the Swahili phrase matunda ya kwanza, meaning the "first fruits of the harvest."

    Warren J. Blumenfeld: Challenging The Christian Month Of December

  • As at Thanksgiving, the Kwanzaa table is bountiful, but the accent isn't turkey, it's -- as the name suggests, matunda ya kwanza, the first fruits of the harvest, from the traditional foods of Africa to the fusion dishes of the African diaspora, in the Caribbean, Latin America and here.

    Ellen Kanner: Meatless Monday: First Fruits of the Harvest

  • Sasa sijui nisemaje ..... kwanza nataka wote wajue kwamba sio muhimu kwa wazungu wa kawaida kuelewa maneno haya.

    Archive 2008-06-01

  • As at Thanksgiving, the Kwanzaa table is bountiful, but the accent isn't turkey, it's -- as the name suggests, matunda ya kwanza, the first fruits of the harvest, from the traditional foods of Africa to the fusion dishes of the African diaspora, in the Caribbean, Latin America and here.

    Ellen Kanner: Meatless Monday: First Fruits of the Harvest

  • Sasa sijui nisemaje ..... kwanza nataka wote wajue kwamba sio muhimu kwa wazungu wa kawaida kuelewa maneno haya.

    mbona kitu kigumu sana

  • As at Thanksgiving, the Kwanzaa table is bountiful, but the accent isn't turkey, it's -- as the name suggests, matunda ya kwanza, the first fruits of the harvest, from the traditional foods of Africa to the fusion dishes of the African diaspora, in the Caribbean, Latin America and here.

    Ellen Kanner: Meatless Monday: First Fruits of the Harvest

  • As at Thanksgiving, the Kwanzaa table is bountiful, but the accent isn't turkey, it's -- as the name suggests, matunda ya kwanza, the first fruits of the harvest, from the traditional foods of Africa to the fusion dishes of the African diaspora, in the Caribbean, Latin America and here.

    Ellen Kanner: Meatless Monday: First Fruits of the Harvest

  • Happy solstice, festivus, squidmas, hannukah, kwanza, christmas and freeze your assoff in saskatchewan day ;

    Grace In Small Things: Part 28 of 365

Comments

Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation. It's quick and easy.

  • ... to be confused with Kwanzaa, the African-American holiday.

    December 22, 2007