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 (kĭ-ko͞o′yo͞o) also Gi·ku·yu (gĭ-ko͞o′yo͞o)
n. pl. Kikuyu or Ki·ku·yus also Gikuyu or Gi·ku·yus
1. A member of a people of central and southern Kenya.
2. The Bantu language of the Kikuyu.


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


(kɪˈku yu)

n., pl. -yus, (esp. collectively) -yu.
1. a member of an African people or group of peoples mainly of the E and S of Mount Kenya in S central Kenya.
2. the Bantu language of the Kikuyu.
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RMS would start with the unveiling of Inooro TV, a 24-hour Kikuyu language channel before commencing on opening TV stations for Ramogi, broadcasting in Dholuo, Chamgei (Kalenjin) and Musyi TV that would broadcast in Kamba.
For example the Luo were labeled as genetically lazy, the Kamba as sex maniacs, the Kikuyu as cheeky, the Maasai as trustworthy albeit savage natives and so on (Onyango, 2008).
Non-natives, mostly Kikuyu and Kamba, were brought to Mpeketoni in the early 1970s to work on government-owned cotton plantations and given ten-acre parcels of land.
The dead student was among others who had tried to jump to safety at the Kikuyu campus, university vice chancellor Peter Mbithi told Reuters.
The dead student was among others who jumped from residence halls as high as five floors up, fearing the University of Nairobi's Kikuyu campus had come under attack, university vice chancellor Peter Mbithi told Reuters.
If not handled well, the development of an ethnic-based politics akin to what Kenya has whereby the Kikuyu, the majority tribe, makes sure that a Luo person, from the third largest ethnic community, does not come to power," says the institute's report.
Therefore, these findings have limited application to the Australian dryland agricultural industry, which is primarily interested in the C sequestration potential of subtropical species such as kikuyu (Pennisetum clandestinum) and mixtures of Rhodes grass (Chloris gayana) and panic (Megathyrsus maximus) grown under water-limiting conditions.
Accompanied by Solomon, a Kikuyu pauper-activist and guide, Barnes, a life-long resident of Kenya, searches for the homes of the randy rich and their life stories.
A century ago, in 1913, a conference held in Kikuyu, Kenya, sought to shape the future of Protestant missions there and thus the future of the growing church.
In March this year, IFE Services announced that it was supplying African movies to Emirates in languages including Afrikaans, Arabic, English, French, Kikuyu, Swahili and Zulu.
Much of the best land was expropriated from the local Kikuyu tribes and immigrants from India were brought in as laborers, although they were eventually replaced by local workers.
Odinga and Kenyatta - the son of Kenya's first president, Jomo Kenyatta - are representative of the rival ethnic groups of the Luos and Kikuyu.