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Kikuyu

[ki-koo-yoo]
noun, plural Ki·ku·yus, (especially collectively) Ki·ku·yu.
  1. a member of an indigenous people of Kenya having an agricultural economy and notable as being the originators of the Mau Mau.
  2. the language of the Kikuyu, a Bantu language.
  3. (usually lowercase) Also called kikuyu grass. a grass, Pennisetum clandestinum, native to southern Africa, sometimes used in warm climates for lawns or as pasturage.
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Kikuyu

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