Definition of khanga in English:

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khanga

Pronunciation: /ˈkaŋɡə/
(also kanga)

noun

[mass noun]
A light East African cotton fabric printed with coloured designs, used mainly for women’s clothing.
Example sentences
  • Cousins of the perhaps more familiar khanga from Kenya and the east coast of Africa, lamba hoany are rectangular cloths manufactured in either Madagascar or India.
  • Married women cover their heads and clothes with two pieces of khanga cloth.
  • Using a kanga mothers carry babies close to their bodies in a sling, even while working in the fields, at home, or in shops.

Origin

Kiswahili.

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