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Kuru may refer to:

Anthropology and history[edit]

  • Kuru (disease), a type of transmissible spongiform encephalopathy associated with the cannibalistic funeral practices of the Fore people
  • Kuru (mythology), part of African mythology
  • Kuru Kingdom, a powerful Indo-Aryan tribe and kingdom during the Vedic period (Early Iron Age) and later a republic during the Mahajanapada period in India
    • King Kuru (Hindu mythology), the imputed ancestral king of Indo-Aryan Kuru tribe
  • Kuru (sport), a traditional Bhutanese sport



  • HMAS Kuru, an Australian patrol boat operational between 1938 and 1943
  • S/S Kuru, a Finnish lake steamer



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