Definition of Merikani in English:

Merikani

(also Merckani, Merkani)

noun

East African
historical
  • = Americani.

Origin

Mid 19th century; earliest use found in Richard Burton (1821–1890), explorer and author. From Swahili regional (southern) merikani (also in forms marikani, merekani, mrekani) from English American [adjective], referring to the cloth's origin.

Pronunciation

Merikani

/mɛrɪˈkɑːni/