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It is a south african name from a language called xhosa and it means Enlightenment.

In zulu, it means shine.
"Please meet my friend Khanya A.W."
by KKhan July 28, 2009
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Another word for being full of yourself, extremely annoying, and strongly disliked by almost everyone.
"Stop acting like a khanya or I'll hit you"!
by Memeneme November 22, 2011
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