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Kikuyu

[ ki-koo-yoo ]
/ kɪˈku yu /
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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.

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Kikuyu
/ (kɪˈkuːjuː) /

noun

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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