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Kwi (Liberia)

Kwi is a Liberian term used to connote Westernization, adherence to Christianity (versus indigenous religions), a Westernized first name and surname, literacy through a Western-style education, and adherence to a cash economy instead of a subsistence economy, regardless of an individual's ethnic origin. However, it has historically denoted strong adherence to Americo-Liberian cultural norms, although one need not identify as ethnically Americo-Liberian in order to be kwi.


Kwi may refer to:

  • Kwi (Liberia), a cultural concept of Liberia
  • Kwi languages, a language family of southern Africa
  • Kuwait International Airport (IATA: KWI)