Kikuyu

noun
Ki·​ku·​yu | \ kē-ˈkü-(ˌ)yü How to pronounce Kikuyu (audio) \
plural Kikuyu or Kikuyus

Definition of Kikuyu

 (Entry 1 of 2)

1 : a member of a Bantu-speaking people of Kenya
2 : the Bantu language of the Kikuyu people

Kikuyu

geographical name
Ki·​ku·​yu | \ kē-ˈkü-(ˌ)yü How to pronounce Kikuyu (audio) \

Definition of Kikuyu (Entry 2 of 2)

city west-northwest of Nairobi, Kenya population 233,000

First Known Use of Kikuyu

Noun

1894, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Kikuyu.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Kikuyu. Accessed 24 Jul. 2021.

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