Definition of kanzu in English:


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Pronunciation: /ˈkanzuː


A long white cotton or linen robe worn by East African men.
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  • On special occasions Muslim men wear flowing white robes called kanzus.
  • Baganda men frequently wear a kanzu (long white robe).
  • In rural regions, Muslim men usually wear a long embroidered cotton gown, called a kanzu, with a matching skull cap.


early 20th century: from Kiswahili.

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