[ ki-koo-yoo ]
/ kɪˈku yu /

noun, plural Ki·ku·yus, (especially collectively) Ki·ku·yu.

a member of an indigenous people of Kenya having an agricultural economy and notable as being the originators of the Mau Mau.
the language of the Kikuyu, a Bantu language.
(usually lowercase) Also called kikuyu grass. a grass, Pennisetum clandestinum, native to southern Africa, sometimes used in warm climates for lawns or as pasturage. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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/ (kɪˈkuːjuː) /


plural -yus or -yu a member of a Negroid people of E Africa, living chiefly in Kenya on the high foothills around Mount Kenya
the language of this people, belonging to the Bantu group of the Niger-Congo family
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