Definition of Kiwanis from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

Kiwanis

 
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(also Kiwanis International)
 
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a social and charitable organization that works to help children. It was started in Detroit in 1915 and there are now Kiwanis clubs in many countries. The name comes from a Native American language and means ‘we trade’ or ‘we share our talents’.