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 o…riginated from its first president Mzee Jomo Kenyatta. And whilst the name came from Mt. Kenya, the mountain was not originally 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).
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 the…y referred to as Kirinyaga or Kerenyaga, meaning 'mountain of whiteness' because of its snow capped peak (yes, Africa does have 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.
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 roughly 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).
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.
water skiing, bird watching, bungey jumping, water rafting, mountain climbing, terrain walking, animal watching, rock climbing......
there are safari's and game drives round Nirobi and many other things too. try going on a Kenyan Travel site for more information.
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 Tanzan…ia in the South. Thecountry stradles the equator, and the Great Rift valley, and on itswestern edge is Lake Victoria, which is 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.
swim the channel, run or fly
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 expe…riences 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.
You can fly in with various airlines, or take a boat to the coast, or drive from surrounding countries.
They named Kenya after there biggest mountain, and the first president was named after Kenya his named was Mzee Jomo Kenyatta. -Lexington.
In 1963 the Kenya Colony became the Commonwealth of Kenya. In 1964the name was once again changed to the Republic of Kenya.
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