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Meaning & History
From the name of the town in Botswana.If this name is "Igbo", that would be a separate origin from the town in Botswana. The Igbo live in Nigeria, over three thousand miles from southern Botswana where Kanye is located. The ethnic group originally living in Kanye are the Ngwaketse, a subgroup of the Tswana. The Tswana speak a Bantu language, while the Igbo language is a Volta-Niger language.Kanye also means "next in line to the chieftaincy" in Yoruba, "to give honor, tribute" in Igbo, "together" or "togetherness" in the Nguni languages (Ndebele, Xhosa, Zulu) of South Africa, and “disgust” in the Ewe language of Ghana/Togo.