Kikuyu

noun

Ki·​ku·​yu kē-ˈkü-(ˌ)yü How to pronounce Kikuyu (audio)
plural Kikuyu or Kikuyus
1
: a member of a Bantu-speaking people of Kenya
2
: the Bantu language of the Kikuyu people

Word History

First Known Use

1894, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of Kikuyu was in 1894

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Cite this Entry

“Kikuyu.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Kikuyu. Accessed 26 May. 2024.

Geographical Definition

Kikuyu

geographical name

Ki·​ku·​yu kē-ˈkü-(ˌ)yü How to pronounce Kikuyu (audio)
city west-northwest of Nairobi, Kenya population 233,000

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