Definition of Americani in English:

Americani

noun

East African
historical
  • A kind of (inferior, typically unbleached) cotton cloth, originally as exported by American traders to East Africa.

    Related Merikani

Origin

Late 19th century; earliest use found in Proceedings of the Royal Geographical Society. From Swahili amerikani, (regional) amerikano, variants of merikani Merikani. Compare earlier Merikani.

Pronunciation

Americani

/əˌmɛrɪˈkɑːni/