Definition of khanga in English:


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Pronunciation: /ˈkaŋgə
(also kanga)


[mass noun]
  • A light East African cotton fabric printed with coloured designs, used mainly for women’s clothing.
    More 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.



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