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

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  1. Kikuyu(ProperNoun)

    a Bantu people of Kenya.

  2. Kikuyu(ProperNoun)

    the language of this people.

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  1. Kikuyu people

    The Kikuyu are the largest ethnic group in Kenya. They speak the Bantu Gĩkũyũ language as a mother tongue. The term Kikuyu is the Swahili form of the proper name and pronunciation of Gĩkũyũ, although group members refer to themselves as the Agĩkũyũ.Gĩkũyũ literally means a huge sycamore tree and Agĩkũyũ thus literally refers to the children of the huge sycamore. According to the 2009 Kenya Population & Housing Census, there are an estimated 6,622,576 Gĩkũyũ people in Kenya, about 16.9% of the country's total population. According to the CIA World Factbook, as of 2014 there are approximately 9,902,212 Gĩkũyũ people in Kenya, comprising about 22% of the country's population.

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