Meaning of Kikuyu


Pronunciation: (ki-k'y), [key]
— pl. -yus, -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 l.c.) Also calleda grass, Pennisetum clandestinum, native to southern Africa, sometimes used in warm climates for lawns or as pasturage.
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