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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.
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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
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(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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An enumerator and a supervisor spent the night at the Kikuyu police cells for losing a tablet which they had been entrusted to use during the exercise.
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The author, Caroline Elkins, was a graduate student in history at Harvard when she started working on Kikuyu, the largest ethnic group in Kenya.
His replacement is the result of a growing rift within the ruling Jubilee party between the Deputy President, an ethnic Kalenjin, and a group of influential Kikuyu politicians known as the 'Mount Kenya elite'--led most vocally by the party's former Vice Chairman David Murathe.
I may be incorrect, but I can not recall a friendly rugby match between England and the Kikuyu tribes of Kenya before the Mau Mau uprisings where estimates of Kikuyu deaths reach 100,000.
"This is the frontline," said Stephen Maina, a Kikuyu shopkeeper.
Playwrights Nileah Bell and Mary Nyingi (Kukui Kikuyu Productions) fell in love with Nella Larsen's powerful novella of the same name during graduate school.
This image illustrates a pivotal moment in the history of the Kikuyu tribe in what is today Kenya and the start of a sickening story that still resonates today After the major European powers agreed among themselves the rights to pursue legal ownership of land in Africa in the Berlin Treaty of 1885-86, the Imperial British East Africa Company took steps to occupy land in what is now Kenya in 1886.
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.
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.