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kente

[ken-tey] /ˈkɛn teɪ/
noun
1.
a colorful fabric of Ghanaian origin: often worn as a symbol of African-American pride.
Origin
1955-1960
1955-60; < Ashanti
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  • Swaths of kente cloth cover bodies swaying in the pews.
  • The graduates step out, capped and gowned and festooned with kente cloth.
British Dictionary definitions for kente

kente

/ˈkɛntɪ/
noun
1.
Also called kente cloth. a brightly coloured handwoven cloth of Ghana, usually with some gold thread
2.
the toga made of this cloth
Word Origin
from a Ghanaian language, possibly Akan
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