When did Kenya get its name Kenya?
Kenya's name derives from the Kikuyu name for Mount Kenya, Kere Nyaga (Ke-re-nya-ga) meaning 'mountain of God'. According to our elders, when one of the first men appeared in Kenya he met a Kikuyu man and asked him the name of the country and pointed at the mountain. The Kikuyu man mistakenly thought that he was asking the name of the mountain and said 'Kere Nyaga' which he said quite quickly and came out 'Ke-nya'. After hearing this story it still baffles me why so many colonials called it 'Kee-nya' when the spelling would suggest that is 'Kenya' with only 1 'e' as in 'Ben', 'send' and 'when', not 2 as in 'seen' and 'been' and 'keen' ya?
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Kenya is named after Mt. Kenya its highest mountain. It is the second highest mountain in Africa after Mt. Kilimanjaro in Tanzania. It is a misconception that the name Kenya originated from its first president Mzee Jomo Kenyatta. And whilst the name came from Mt. Kenya, the mountain was not origina…lly called Kenya as Kikuyu locals called it Kirinyaga (mountain of whiteness). British colonialists found it hard to pronounce hence Kiinyaa and later Kenya (Home of the Gods). (MORE)
Kenya's Name Kenya - a wonderful sounding word is named after a mountain of the same name. It was given by the Kikuyu people who lived around present day Mt. Kenya, which they referred to as Kirinyaga or Kerenyaga, meaning 'mountain of whiteness' because of its snow capped peak (yes, Africa does ha…ve snow capped peaks). Mt Kirinyaga, which was the main landmark became synonymous with the territory the British later claimed as their colony. However, the name Kenya arose out of the inability of the British and others to pronounce Kirinyaga correctly. When one hears the name "Kenya," there are images of the savannas, animals, safari trips, the Rift Valley, the Indian Ocean coastline and Lake Victoria but Kenya is over (2003 estimate) 30 million people of various ethnic groups (47) and backgrounds and without having met the people of Kenya, one has not seen the real, living Kenya. This place was not named after Jomo Kenyatta, which was the first ever president of Kenya. (MORE)
Answer . Kenya is located in Africa, on the East, just below the "horn" that is Somalia. It's bordered by the Indian Ocean on the South East, Tanzania on the South, Uganda on the West, Sudan on the North West, Ethiopia on the North and Somalia on the North East. The equator divides Kenya rough…ly in two. Kenya's time is GMT +3 (or Moscow non-summer time). Kenya also borders Lake Victoria, the second largest fresh water lake (also the source of the Nile). Other notable features in Kenya are: Mt. Kenya (second highest mountain on Africa after Kilimanjaro), the Rift Valley, Masai Mara wildlife reserve, Lake Nakuru (known for having flamingoes) and Lamu (UNESCO World Heritage Site). (MORE)
'kuoroga' means to stir, using circular motion in kikuyu language. When one refers to a mixture of liquid and solids (ucuru) that has been 'stirred', one can say 'muoroge'. Meaning the mixture is already calm, composed and stirred. Hence the name depicted a person (read baby) that was calm and compo…sed. Njoroge WA Ngugi njoroge is a very old kikuyu name for a very huge old he-goat. (MORE)
The Republic of Kenya. Kenya's official name is the Republic of Kenya. Kenya is located in East Africa. The capital of Kenya is Nairobi, and the country's population was estimated at 34,728,100 in the year 2000.
There's Jomokenyatta international airport (JKIA), mombasa international airport, Kisumu airport, eldoret airport and several other small airstrips.
Kenya was created in 1920 from the British East AfricaProtectorate. Kenya was given independence on Dec 12, 1963 fromBritain.
The most popular name in Kenya is Kamau. It belongs to the Kikuyutribe of Kenya and is mostly used as a surname.
President Mwai Kibaki is the current Kenya president in a joint-coalition government with Prime Minister Raila Odinga.
Kenya was initially known as the East Africa Protectorate by theBritish. In 1920, the area became known as the Kenya colony. TheRepublic of Kenya became independent in 1963.
When in Kenya, some of the things that tourists do is go on a Kenya safari. Kenya national parks are the places where people go on a Kenya safari.
No but if that's what you lke go for it just make sure when their older they don't get made fun of. Allow me to help you with the name "Kenya", it has some very impressive origin's.: The Republic of Kenya is a country in East Africa . It is bordered by Ethiopia to the north, Somalia to the north…east, Tanzania to the south, Uganda to the west, and Sudan to the northwest, with the Indian Ocean running along the southeast border. The country is named after Mount Kenya, a very significant landmark and the second highest mountain in Africa,   and both were originally usually pronounced [ËkiËnjÉ]  in English although the native pronunciation and the one intended by the original transcription Kenia was [Ëkenia] you can read more at this site: . http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kenya (MORE)
Perhaps you refer to Githeri, a popular Kenyan dish made with beans and Kenyan corn. Its origins are attributed to the Kikuyu tribe. Healthwise, Kenyans appreciate it most for its high protein content. Below is a link to a recipe.
Kimani is a male name from central kenya. It means both a king and a sailor, ask an older Kikuyu/meru/embu/kirinyaga they have them all over.
water skiing, bird watching, bungey jumping, water rafting, mountain climbing, terrain walking, animal watching, rock climbing......
Here are some, but by no means all.. The coastal tribes are called the Mijikenda and comprise the Digo, Guriyama, Bajuni and others. Then there's Rendilli, Luo, Maasai, Turkhana, Wakamaba, Orma, Kikuyu (the largest and most poilitically powerful), Kalenjen, Samburu, Kisii, Ameru, Taita, Pokomo (who… live aling the Tana river and have high standards of civic tidiness), Taveta, and finally the mzungu: the white folk! (MORE)
there are safari's and game drives round Nirobi and many other things too. try going on a Kenyan Travel site for more information.
Athi-Galana-Sabaki River. Ewaso Ng'iro. Gucha River. Kerio River. Mara River. Mbagathi River. Nairobi River. Naro Moru River. Njoro River. Nzoia River. Tana River. Tsavo River. Turkwel River
Kenya has a coast on the Indisan Ocean. Kenya is in East Africa. Its capital is Nairobi.
Kenyais a country in East Africa, Bodering the Indian Ocean in theSouth East, Somalia in the East, Ethiopia in the North, Sudan inthe North West, Uganda in the West and Tanzania in the South. Thecountry stradles the equator, and the Great Rift valley, and on itswestern edge is Lake Victoria, which i…s widely believed to be thesource of the Nile. Its capital, Nairobi, is on map coordinates 1ÃÂ°16' S and 36ÃÂ° 48' E . Kenya being filled with diverse flora andfauna is considered to be the most desirous place to visit by theexplorers, adventure seekers and wildlife lovers. (MORE)
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Kenya is named after its tallest mountain, Mt. Kenya. Mt. Kenya is also the second highest in Africa, after Kilimanjaro. It is also the only place in the whole world that experiences both winter(at night) and summer (during the day) in one day. Kenya means "Abode of the Gods" but is not the mountain…'s first name as the Kikuyu had called it Kirinyaga (pronounced Kerenyaga) meaning "mountain of whiteness" because of the snow-tipped peak. (MORE)
Not yet, there isn't! On the African continent, I am only aware of McDonald's being present in South Africa, Egypt, and Morocco. Although there are rumors abound that McDonald's will open in Kenya in late 2013, following on the recent opening of KFC and soon-to-be opened Subway. Yes, but as you know… kenyans stank. George Bush established the mc donalds in Kenya, but now we recently found out he hates the blacks. He doesn't let them inside that's why they are all starving. The above is absolute rubbish. there is no mcdonalds in Kenya and we are not starving!! (MORE)
The airport you are referring to is Jomo Kenyatta International Airport , ( NBO / HKJK ). It was formerly called Embakasi Airport and Nairobi International Airport.
The Nile crocodile has several subspecies. One, the Kenyan Nile crocodile, is also known as the Kenya alligator. However it is not a true alligator, but a crocodile.
The only four that I know are Acacia and Baobab and Doum Palm Trees and Mangroves
You can fly in with various airlines, or take a boat to the coast, or drive from surrounding countries.
Kenya is named after a mountain of the same name. It was given by the Kikuyu people who lived around present day Mt. Kenya which they referred to as Kirinyaga or Kerenyaga, meaning 'mountain of whiteness' because of its snow capped peak. Mt Kirinyaga which was the main landmark became synonymous wit…h the territory the British later claimed as their colony. However, the name Kenya arose out of the inability of the British and others to pronounce Kirinyaga correctly. . (MORE)
They named Kenya after there biggest mountain, and the first president was named after Kenya his named was Mzee Jomo Kenyatta. -Lexington.
"As part of East Africa, Kenya has seen human habitation since the Lower Paleolithic period. The Bantu expansion reached the area by the first millennium AD, and the borders of the modern state comprise the crossroads of the Niger-Congo, Nilo-Saharan, and Afro-Asiatic linguistic areas of Africa, mak…ing Kenya a truly multi-cultural state. European and Arab presence in Mombasa dates to the Early Modern period, but European exploration of the interior began only in the 19th century. The British Empire established the East Africa Protectorate in 1895, known from 1920 as the Kenya Colony. The independent Republic of Kenya was founded in December 1963." The source for this information is shown in the "related links" section shown below. (MORE)
In 1963 the Kenya Colony became the Commonwealth of Kenya. In 1964the name was once again changed to the Republic of Kenya.
Kenya was known to be Kenya by first between the 16th and 17th century by tugese but declared independence from the British colonies on December 12, 1963.
1963 Before Kenya gained independence in 1963 from British rule, it was officially called the "Colony of Kenya". The name Kenya cactually came from the mountain in the same name called mount kenya because the British couldn't pronounce it well at the time
Although Kenya has the normal four seasons of the world (Autumn, winter, summer, spring) it's year may also be divided up by rainy and dry seasons: . December- February: The hot dry season. . Jan-Feb: The calving season for wildebeest, zebra, and some hoofed species. . April - May: The h…eavier rainy season. . June - October: The cooler dry season. . November: The start of the short rains. (MORE)
No evidence can be found for the existence of a town in Kenya called Hawaii, except for one map, which could easily have been manipulated to show a false town. With no other maps showing it, it is safe to assume that it does not exist. According to Wikipedia there is NO SUCH city or town in Kenya… by the name Hawaii. Hawaii Dormitory is in Limuru Town, Kenya which is in the southern part of Kenya. (MORE)
The British named their colony of the East Africa Protectorate to Kenya Colony in 1920, named after Mount Kenya. When Kenya achieved independence, they kept the name.
Lake Nivasha. Lake Victoria Lake Baringo. Lake Turkana (Rudolph) are some examples (there are more).
Starehe, Alliance, Mang'u, Maseno, Maranda, Sunshine, Lenana,Strathmore, FSK Kamusinga and Moi Girls Eldoret are the top 10secondary schools in Kenya.
H.E. Mrs. Mishi Masika Mwatsahu is the name of Kenyas ambassador orhigh commissioner to Islamabad.
H.E Mr. David Gachoki Njoka is the name of Kenyas ambassador orhigh commissioner to Kuala Lampur.
H.E Prof. Festus Kaberia is the name of Kenyas ambassador or highcommissioner to New Delhi.
The name of the cabinet secretary of the ministry of Devolution andPlanning in Kenya is Hon. Anne Waiguru.
The name of the cabinet secretary of the ministry of The NationalTreasury in Kenya is Hon. Henry Rotich.
The name of the cabinet secretary of the ministry of Defence inKenya is Hon. Amb. Raychelle Awour Omamo.
The name of the cabinet secretary of the ministry of ForeignAffairs in Kenya is Hon. Amb. Amina Mohammed.
The name of the cabinet secretary of the ministry of Education inKenya is Hon.Professor Jacob Kaimenyi.
The name of the cabinet secretary of the ministry of Health inKenya is Hon. James Wainaina.
The cabinet secretary of the Ministry of I Transport andInfrastructure in Kenya is Hon. Eng. Michael S. Kamau.
The name of the Principal Secretary of the Ministry of ForeignAffairs in Kenya is Eng. Karanja Kibicho.
The name of the Principal Secretary of the Ministry of Health inKenya is Mr. Fred Sigor.