Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A member of a people of central and southern Kenya.
  • noun The Bantu language of the Kikuyu.

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  • proper noun a Bantu people of Kenya.
  • proper noun the language of this people.

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Examples

  • One prominent example you point to of the paternalistic impulse to "civilize" the Kikuyu is the effort to eradicate the practice of female circumcision, which helped inspire the first organized backlash against British rule.

    The Secret History

  • One prominent example you point to of the paternalistic impulse to "civilize" the Kikuyu is the effort to eradicate the practice of female circumcision, which helped inspire the first organized backlash against British rule.

    The Secret History

  • One prominent example you point to of the paternalistic impulse to "civilize" the Kikuyu is the effort to eradicate the practice of female circumcision, which helped inspire the first organized backlash against British rule.

    The Secret History

  • A white visitor to Kenya might not be able to tell a Kikuyu from a Luo at a glance, but a Kenyan would have no such difficulty.

    VDARE.com: Blog Articles » Print » Christopher Hitchens Unloads On Barack Obama

  • A white visitor to Kenya might not be able to tell a Kikuyu from a Luo at a glance, but a Kenyan would have no such difficulty.

    Christopher Hitchens Unloads On Barack Obama

  • He chose the name Mungiki, which in Kikuyu language means ‘many people’.

    Mungiki: A Mysterious Sect, a Thorn in the Flesh

  • Turenda redio transmita twatumwo n “Roger” This is the initial message we sent in Kikuyu using the code word “Roger”

    Mungiki plans for pirate radio exposed

  • Githongo was also Kikuyu, which is why his fellow officials were in such disbelief when he went 'off the reservation.'

    Jake Whitney: Betraying the Tribe: Michela Wrong and the Foundations of African Corruption

  • Although the Kikuyu are the largest of the east African country's many tribes, they are a minority in western Kenya, where people overwhelmingly backed Odinga, a Luo, who also has strong support from the Kalenjin.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • Although the Kikuyu are the largest of the east African country's many tribes, they are a minority in western Kenya, where people overwhelmingly backed Odinga, a Luo, who also has strong support from the Kalenjin.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

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