Definition of kinara in English:

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kinara

Pronunciation: /kɪˈnɑːrə/

noun

North American
A candleholder for seven candles, used in celebrating the festival of Kwanzaa: the seven principles of Kwanzaa are illustrated by the seven-candle kinara
More example sentences
  • At the celebration the community has a gathering of people where we light the first candle on the kinara.
  • The kinara was seven used candleholders, and we carved out a coconut to use as a unity cup.
  • A little girl and her family prepare for Kwanzaa: They pull out the kinara and place the seven candles, they add yams, apples and nuts to the kikombe, and as the first day begins they ask, "Habari gani?"

Origin

1970s: Swahili, 'candleholder'.

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