uhuru

[ oo-hoo-roo; English oo-hoo r-oo ]
/ uˈhu ru; English ʊˈhʊər u /

noun Swahili.

freedom; independence.

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British Dictionary definitions for uhuru

uhuru
/ (uːˈhuːruː) /

noun (esp in E Africa)

national independence
freedom

Word Origin for uhuru

C20: from Swahili
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