: a branch of the Niger-Congo language family that is spoken along the African coast and its hinterland from the Ivory Coast to southwestern Nigeria

Word History

First Known Use

1857, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Kwa was in 1857

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“Kwa.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Kwa. Accessed 19 May. 2024.

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