Kwanzaa

noun Kwan·zaa \ˈkwän-zə\
variants: or less commonly

Kwanza

play play \ˈkwän-zə\

Definition of Kwanzaa

  1. :  an African-American cultural festival held from December 26 to January 1

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Origin and Etymology of kwanzaa

Swahili kwanza first


First Known Use: 1970


KWANZAA Defined for English Language Learners

Kwanzaa

noun Kwan·zaa \ˈkwän-zə\

Definition of Kwanzaa for English Language Learners

  • : an African-American cultural festival held from December 26 to January 1


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