EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Swahili mkeka.

NounEdit

mkeka (plural mkekas)

  1. The decorative mat on which ceremonial symbols are laid out during Kwanzaa celebrations.
    • 2005, Christine Webster, How to Draw Kwanzaa Symbols (page 6)
      Some African Americans use handmade, African mkekas. Some people weave their own mkekas at home. The mkeka is a very important symbol of Kwanzaa because all of the other holiday symbols rest upon it.

SwahiliEdit

NounEdit

mkeka (m-mi class, plural mikeka)

  1. plaited mat