In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
inglés de Sudáfrica
1tela de colores vivos con rayas que suele usarse como sarong
- Men wore a striped cloth (kikoi) around the waist that hung to the knees.
- Folded into a narrow strip, our traditional Tanzanian sarong (or ‘kikoi’) makes an ideal central dressing for the refectory table; with this in place as an ‘inspiration piece’, the ideas fairly flow from us.
- The wind blows huge squalls of fine grey sand everywhere, so kikois (large cotton scarves) are wrapped around our heads, Lawrence of Arabia style.
- He tucked it into a kikoi wrapped round his waist.
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