Modern Gikuyu is written with the following letters:
a b c d e f g h i ĩ ì j k l m n o p r s t u ũ ū w y
These letters are called the Gikuyu alphabet.
Children should know a growing number of words each year, preferably in more than 1 language. The Gikuyu Children’s Dictionary is an aid for parents to quickly assess how many words their child knows in Gikuyu.