gikuyu gikuyu

Definition(s):

  • (n) a Bantu language spoken in western Kenya

Quotes

  1. "The playfulness with language you find in the novel is very much to do with the language it was written in," says Ngugi. "Pregnancy is a phrase as well as a term in Gikuyu. So when there are strange things happening, you say she is pregnant...
    on Aug 12, 2006 By: Ngugi wa Thiongo Source: Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

  2. "We are in a process of building a big bus which will ensure we capture the presidency to avoid a situation like we witnessed recently. We want to enjoin the Kisii, the Akamba, Gikuyu, Ameru and others interested in joining the bandwagon," Mr...
    on May 17, 2008 By: Kiraitu Murungi Source: Daily Nation

  3. "There is a great desire in the heart of every Gikuyu man to own a piece of land on which he can build his home," Kenyatta wrote in Facing Mount Kenya. "A man or a woman who cannot say to his friends, come and eat, drink and enjoy the fruit...
    on Feb 8, 2008 By: Jomo Kenyatta Source: Slate

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