Kikuyu people

Kikuyu Culture additionally known as Agĩkũyũ/Gĩkũyũ are a Bantu ethnic institution local to Central Kenya. At a populace of 8,148,668 as of 2019, they account for 17.13% of the full populace of Kenya, making them the biggest ethnic institution in Kenya. The time period Kikuyu is derived from the Swahili shape of the phrase Gĩkũyũ.

Gĩkũyũ is derived from the phrase mũkũyũ this means that sycamore fig (mũkũyũ) tree”. Hence Agĩkũyũ withinside the Kikuyu language interprets to “Children Of The Big Sycamore”. The opportunity call Nyũmba ya Mũmbi, which encompasses Embu, Gikuyu, and Meru, interprets to “House of the Potter” (or “Creator”).

Kikuyu people

Food culture

kikuyu Utamaduni foods

Kikuyu meals tradition As in line with the Kikuyu tradition, meals continues to be organized in maximum of the households and homes. The regular conventional meals of the tribe includes ‘mukimo’, that are mashed potatoes and peas.

Then there is ‘githeri’, that is beans and maize. ‘Irio’ that is mashed corn, dry beans and potatoes. Other kinds of meals blanketed beef, roasted goat, collards, hen and carrots.

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Art and Craft of Kikuyu people

Traditional industries and crafts were in large part changed via way of means of visitor and business markets. The maximum exceptional conventional pastime nonetheless in life is basket making, that is carried out via way of means of women.

kikuyu Art

The Gikuyu kiondo (basket) is now famous in Europe and America, wherein it’s miles extensively utilized by college students as a purse or bookbag. The kiondo is a knitted basket made in numerous shapes, colors, and sizes.


Another conventional peoples artwork is the manufacture of collectible figurines crafted from neighborhood substances which includes clay, discarded wire, and grass.