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inkwenkwe, noun

Plurals:
usually amakwenkwe, but also amacanquas, amakhenkwe, amakhwenkwe, makhwenkwe, and unchanged.
Origin:
XhosaShow more Xhosa (plural amakwenkwe).
kwedini. Also figurative.
Note:
Occasionally found in diminutive form inkwenkwana [Xhosa diminutive suffix -ana].
1875 J.J. Bisset Sport & War 53Up to the age of sixteen the boys remain boys, or, as they are called, amacanquas.
1987 S.D. Tirivanhu in New Coin Poetry June 25I work singing the ancient songs of my long forgotten youth of Amakhenkwe passing the day warming from the morning’s dew.
kwedini. Also figurative.

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