Definition of Merikani in English:

Merikani

Pronunciation /mɛrɪˈkɑːni/

noun

(also Merckani)
historical East African

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, referring to the cloth's origin.