Definitions for kikuyukɪˈku yu

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

Ki•ku•yukɪˈku yu(n.)(pl.)-yus; -yu.

  1. a member of an African people or group of peoples mainly of the E and S of Mount Kenya in S central Kenya.

    Category: Peoples

  2. the Bantu language of the Kikuyu.

    Category: Peoples


  1. Kikuyu(ProperNoun)

    a Bantu people of Kenya.

  2. Kikuyu(ProperNoun)

    the language of this people.


  1. Kikuyu people

    The Kikuyu are a group of Bantu people inhabiting Southeast Africa. They are the largest ethnic group in Kenya and speak the Bantu Kikuyu language as a mother tongue. The term Kikuyu is the Swahili form of the proper name and pronunciation of Kikuyu, although group members refer to themselves as the Agĩkũyũ. There are about 6,623,000 Gĩkũyũ people in Kenya, equal to about 23% of the country's total population.


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