2. Proper noun. the language of this people. ¹
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Definition of Kikuyu
1. a type of African grass [n -S]
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Literary usage of Kikuyu
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The Catholic Encyclopedia: An International Work of Reference on the by Edward Aloysius Pace, Charles George Herbermann (1922)
"Doctrinally attacking the kikuyu Conference, there was also missionary bodies there. An interdenominational the kikuyu Conference has set itself to undo. ..."
2. The Geographical Journal by Royal Geographical Society (Great Britain). (1903)
"Kisumu, the terminus of the Uganda railway, was reached on October 28, 1901. THE EASTERN BORDERLANDS OF kikuyu.* By Captain B. DICKSON, ..."
3. Readers' Guide to Periodical Literature by H.W. Wilson Company (1915)
"Lit Digest 50: 38:485-6 Jl '15 kikuyu pronouncement. ... Mt. kikuyu: the new situation. AH Nankivell. Diary of Kilauea. il Sci Am S 79:36 Ja 15 '15 Into the ..."
4. Soldiering and Surveying in British East Africa, 1891-1894 by James Ronald Leslie Macdonald (1897)
"kikuyu was the usual point of departure for caravans towards the lake, but this season the ... There was no famine in kikuyu, as the magnificent fields of ..."
5. The British Mission to Uganda in 1893 by Gerald Herbert Portal (1894)
"Ox leaving Uganda it was Sir Gerald Portal's intention to follow the track by which he had come as far as kikuyu, and thence to send off with all speed to ..."
6. Three Years in Savage Africa by Lionel Decle (1898)
"THE station of kikuyu is very strong and admirably built, with a good trench, ... A few days before my arrival all the chiefs of kikuyu, with one or ..."
7. New Light on Dark Africa: Being the Narrative of the German Emin Pasha by Karl Peters, Henry William Dulcken (1891)
"N kikuyu seven days of rejoicing refreshed the expedition, which was greatly exhausted by marches on the Upper Tana, stay at kikuyu is a land kikuyu' that ..."
8. A Naturalist in Mid-Africa: Being an Account of a Journey to the Mountains by George Francis Scott Elliot (1896)
"A FTER kikuyu commences the uninhabited •^ region which extends as far as the villages ... After leaving the second swamp, one day out from kikuyu forest,, ..."