Meaning of KWANZAA in English

/ ˈkwænzɑː; NAmE / noun

[ U ] a cultural festival that is celebrated in the US by some African Americans from December 26 to January 1

ORIGIN: From a phrase in Swahili that means 'first fruits'.

For more information see the Cultural Guide



from Kiswahili matunda ya kwanza , literally first fruits (of the harvest), from kwanza first.

Oxford Advanced Learner's English Dictionary.      Оксфордский английский словарь для изучающик язык на продвинутом уровне.