Kikuyu is a language spoken in Kenya. It is a member of the Bantu family of languages and is closely related to other Bantu languages such as Swahili. Kikuyu is the language of the Kikuyu people, who make up the largest ethnic group in Kenya. It is estimated that there are around 6 million Kikuyu speakers in Kenya, making it one of the most widely spoken languages in the country. Kikuyu is a tonal language, which means that the meaning of a word can change depending on the pitch of the speaker's voice. For example, the word for 'tree' can mean either 'forest' or 'fruit tree' depending on the tone used. The Kikuyu alphabet consists of 24 letters, which are all consonants. Vowels are indicated by adding diacritical marks to the consonants. Kikuyu is mainly spoken in central Kenya, in the region known as the Central Highlands. The capital city of Nairobi also has a large number of Kikuyu speakers. The Kikuyu language has been influenced by other languages spoken in Kenya, such as English and Swahili. However, it has remained largely unchanged and is still spoken by Kikuyu people in Kenya today.

Language group

Bantu languages

Language locales, regions and scripts

Kikuyu, Kenya, Latin
Kikuyu, Kenya
Kikuyu, Latin