kwanzaa Kwanzaa is an African-American cultural holiday which originated in 1966. Created by Dr. Maulana Karenga, Kwanzaa is celebrated from Dec. 26 - Jan. 1. Each day of the celebration focuses on one of seven principles ("Nguzo Saba"). The name, "Kwanzaa", is taken from the Swahili phrase "matunda ya kwanza" which means "first fruits."
Count to Ten in Kiswahili
  1. moja
  2. wili
  3. tatu
  4. nne
  5. tano
  6. sita
  7. saba
  8. nane
  9. tisa
  10. kumi
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