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Meaning of "Kwanzaa" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD KWANZAA

From Swahili (matunda ya) kwanza first (fruits).
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PRONUNCIATION OF KWANZAA

Kwanzaa  [ˈkwænzɑː] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF KWANZAA

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adjective
verb
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pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Kwanzaa is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES KWANZAA MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Kwanzaa

Kwanzaa

Kwanzaa is a week-long celebration held in the United States and also celebrated in the Western African Diaspora in other nations of the Americas. The celebration honors African heritage in African-American culture, and is observed from December 26 to January 1, culminating in a feast and gift-giving. Kwanzaa has seven core principles. It was created by Maulana Karenga, and was first celebrated in 1966–67.

Definition of Kwanzaa in the English dictionary

The definition of Kwanzaa in the dictionary is a seven-day festival beginning on Dec 26 when African-Americans celebrate family, community, and culture.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH KWANZAA


alcazar
ˌælkəˈzɑː
Balthazar
ˈbælθəˌzɑː
bazaar
bəˈzɑː
bazar
bəˈzɑː
beaux-arts
bəʊˈzɑː
bizarre
bɪˈzɑː
czar
zɑː
gazar
ɡəˈzɑː
hamza
ˈhɑːmzɑː
hamzah
ˈhɑːmzɑː
hussar
hʊˈzɑː
huzzah
həˈzɑː
Isar
ˈiːzɑː
izar
ɪˈzɑː
kala-azar
ˌkɑːləəˈzɑː
Mizar
ˈmaɪzɑː
quasar
ˈkweɪzɑː
sansar
ˈsɑːnzɑː
tsar
zɑː
tzar
zɑː

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE KWANZAA

Kwa
kwacha
kwaito
Kwajalein
Kwakiutl
Kwan Yin
Kwangchow
Kwangchowan
Kwangju
Kwangsi-Chuang Autonomous Region
Kwangtung
Kwantung Leased Territory
kwanza
Kwara
kwashiorkor
KwaZulu
KwaZulu-Natal
Kwedien
Kweichow
Kweilin

WORDS THAT END LIKE KWANZAA

aa
Ahvenanmaa
baa
Bekaa
Beqaa
caa
faa
maa
markkaa
rufiyaa
Sanaa

Synonyms and antonyms of Kwanzaa in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «Kwanzaa» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF KWANZAA

Find out the translation of Kwanzaa to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of Kwanzaa from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «Kwanzaa» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

宽扎节
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

Kwanzaa
570 millions of speakers

English

Kwanzaa
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

Kwanzaa
380 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Arabic

كوانزا
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

Кванза
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

Kwanzaa
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

Kwanzaa
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

Kwanzaa
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Kwanzaa
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Kwanzaa
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

クワンザ
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

콴자
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Kwanzaa
85 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Vietnamese

Kwanzaa
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

Kwanzaa
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

क्वानजा
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

Kwanzaa
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

Kwanzaa
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

Kwanzaa
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

Кванза
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

Kwanzaa
30 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Greek

Kwanzaa
15 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Afrikaans

Kwanzaa
14 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Swedish

Kwanzaa
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

Kwanzaa
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of Kwanzaa

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «KWANZAA»

The term «Kwanzaa» is regularly used and occupies the 64.977 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «KWANZAA» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «Kwanzaa» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «Kwanzaa» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about Kwanzaa

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «KWANZAA»

Discover the use of Kwanzaa in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to Kwanzaa and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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My First Kwanzaa
A simple way to get acquainted with Kwanzaa. "Hooray! Hooray! It's time to get ready for Kwanzaa." During the seven days of Kwanzaa, we celebrate the importance of family, friends, and community.
‎2014
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Kwanzaa: Black Power and the Making of the African-American ...
in the late 1960s and 1970s, a market for Kwanzaa barely existed at all. What did exist was a series of attempts to both promote and profit from the holiday by marketing home-made Kwanzaa greeting cards, how-to- Kwanzaa pamphlets, ...
Keith A. Mayes, 2010
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Kwanzaa
Introduces the African American holiday begun in 1966 which celebrates seven important principles.
Dorothy Rhodes Freeman, Dianne M. MacMillan, 2008
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Kwanzaa
Porter also provides a practical list of the items needed for readers to make their own Kwanzaa celebration.
Anthony Porter, 2011
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Kwanzaa: African American Celebration of Culture
"A brief description of the African American holiday of Kwanzaa, including how it started and ways people celebrate this cultural holiday"--Provided by publisher.
Amanda Doering Tourville, Amanda Doering, 2006
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Seven Days Of Kwanzaa
This version of the popular holiday song celebrates the culture, heritage, family, and tradition of Kwanzaa.
Melrose Cooper, 2007
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Kwanzaa: Activities, Crafts, Recipes, and More!
Teach children all about the ancient holiday from Africa!
Carole Marsh, 2003
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Kwanzaa!: Africa Lives in a New World Festival
Discusses the history, observance, and significance of the African American holiday Kwanzaa.
Sule Greg Wilson, 1999
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Kwanzaa: Why We Celebrate It the Way We Do
Discusses the origins and symbols of Kwanzaa, the holiday that focuses on African American history, culture, and experiences, and offers suggestions for ways to celebrate this holiday.
Martin Hintz, Kate Hintz, 1996
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Kwanzaa
Kwanzaa is an African American holiday celebrated from December 26 to January 1, while celebrating Kwanzaa people eat delicious foods, wear special clothes, sing, dance, and celebrate their ancestors.
Molly Aloian, 2008

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «KWANZAA»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term Kwanzaa is used in the context of the following news items.
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Muslim comedians: No, you don't need a weapon for Eid al-Fitr - The …
Whether you celebrate Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, Festivus or just Thanksgiving, the set-up is familiar: it's a time for family and food. «Washington Post, Jul 15»
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Atlanta Councilman Proposes Relocating MLK Jr. Natatorium
Atlanta City Councilman Kwanzaa Hall has proposed legislation to move the MLK Jr. Natatorium to 110 Hilliard Street for the site's proximity to ... «WABE 90.1 FM, Jul 15»
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Local Freedom Fighter Honored in Washington Park
"He brought in Kwanzaa, Swahili," said Zan. "We had various community organizations: Society of African Culture, New Birth Community ... «The Charlottesville Newsplex, Jul 15»
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Bowers shares Kwanzaa's beat
Makeda Kumasi of the Umoja Ensemble of San Bernadino gets the crowd to dance at the Kwanzaa Family Festival at The Bowers Museum on ... «OCRegister, Jan 15»
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Making a Case for Kwanzaa
There's been a kind of death watch for Kwanzaa, mostly coming from right-wing media circles and just plain ignorant people over the past few ... «Houston Press, Jan 15»
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Did You Go To The Kwanzaa Parade In LA?
This doesn't mean Kwanzaa is a fake holiday, of course. Or, I guess it might, in the sense that every holiday is considered fake to somebody. «Daily Caller, Dec 14»
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The tortured logic behind Kwanzaa coverage - and I mean that …
Every year around this time people start posting my expose of the fake African holiday called Kwanzaa. I'm taking a week off from ... «NJ.com, Dec 14»
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In LA, CBS Station Pretends There Was a Real Kwanzaa Parade
A Kwanzaa "parade" was held in Los Angeles yesterday. ... The 38th annual KwanZaa Gwaride parade made its way down Crenshaw ... «NewsBusters, Dec 14»
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Kwanzaa celebration underway in Annapolis
Kwame Ansah-Brew, a master drummer from Ghana, leads people in dancing in a show at the Chesapeake Children's Museum to celebrate ... «CapitalGazette.com, Dec 14»
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Guy behind Kwanzaa? Commie, ex-con professor
The Washington Times reports that President Barack Obama praised Kwanzaa and its principles last Friday, the start of the weeklong annual ... «The College Fix, Dec 14»

REFERENCE
« EDUCALINGO. Kwanzaa [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/kwanzaa>. Apr 2020 ».
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