Words a kikuyu cannot pronounce. (courtesy of softkenya.com)

  1.  Wheelbarrow – Hurubaro
  2. Diesel – dithoro….
  3. Sunday School – Sade Skoo
  4. Avocado – Ovacado or Macodofia
  5. Cholmondeley Koromondo…Shoromondo…Shomondree…AAAAGH, Kamundu kau!!!
  6. Ushindwe – Chidwo…..
  7. Pupils– pyupos
  8. Charles – sharothi….
  9. Jesse – jaythii….
  10. Josiah – Jothia….
  11. Deogratius– Ndiongithio
  12. Samuel – Thamweli
  13. Grace – Girathiii…
  14. Kuria – Coolio …
  15. Eminem – Munene
  16. Touch Me Lord – Tash Me Rod…
  17. Utawekelewa – Utaekerewo
  18. Tractor– Kiragita
  19. Stool – Thuturu
  20. Shock absorber – Sakamsova
  21. MarketMarigiti
  22. Men – Meni
  23. Group – Ngurufu
  24. Gregory – Girigorio
  25. Sumbua – subua
  26. Clement – Kirimindi
  27. Sufuria – Thufuria!
  28. Nanyuki – Nyanyukia.
  29. Do bare – Dufia
  30. Hey you – Eiyo
  31. Fuck u – Fakio,
  32. Charle – Sarûthi, Charles_sharothi
  33. Teresia – Terethia
  34. Lucy – Rucia
  35. Dorcas – Dorokathi
  36. Punda – Fuda
  37. Shida – Chinda
  38. Uniform – Winifom
  39. City – cete
  40. Elburgon – Walufaga
  41. Sogonoi -Thogonoi
  42. Nairobi – Nyairofi
  43. Naikuru – Nyaikuru
  44. Gilgil – Girigiri
  45. Spotlight – Botoraiti
  46. Pangani – Faga ini

In a school context

  1. Agriculture – ngirigasha…
  2. Parallelogram – parrrrrrgram….
  3. Peripheral – ferferi…
  4. Twelve– Twero
  5. Minerals – minroz
  6. Dyslexia – kerea….
  7. Scotland – Thogoto…
  8. Pumbavu – Kubafu
  9. School – Cukuru
  10. Pineapples – Mainafu
  11. Walikuja wakishikilia bunduki – Marikuja makishikiria bonoko

Forbidden words in the kikuyu language

  1. Keep Change
  2. Nimekusamehea hiyo deni
  3. Kaa na pesa yangu
  4. Sitanunua Toyota
  5. Sipendi probox!