How was Kenya named?
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 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.
They named Kenya after there biggest mountain, and the first president was named after Kenya his named was Mzee Jomo Kenyatta. -Lexington. Read 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. Read More
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 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… Read More
The capital of Kenya is Nairobi. It is located in the south west part of Kenya call Nairobi City County. IT is named after the Nairobi river which runs through it. Read More
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Kenya was named after Mount Kenya, a major landmark and the second highest mountain peak in Africa. The bodies of water that border Kenya are the Indian Ocean, Lake Victoria, and Lake Turkana. Read More
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 Read More
Are you asking how do you "rename" the C drive? or how to place a folder in C drive named Kenya? Read More
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. Read More
No. Nairobi is in Kenya, on the African continent. Read More
Kenya was created in 1920 from the British East Africa Protectorate and named after its main mountain. It was granted independence by Britain on Dec 12th 1963. Read More
The Maasai Mara is a large game reserve located in Kenya. The reserve is named after the Maasai people who inhabit southern Kenya and Northern Tanzania. Read More
Certainly not true for President Obama. His father, also named Barack Obama, who is no longer living, did have a wife and children in Kenya. Read More
From 1895 to 1920, Kenya (then named East Africa) was a protectorate. Then, from 1920 to December 1963, Kenya was a colony. However, a small strip of land on the Kenyan coast remained a semi-seperate protectorate until October 1963. Read 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… Read More
He was named after his father, Barack Obama, Sr. The name is a family name from Kenya. Read More
Nope. Hawaii is a country by its own right, governed by the United States. Read More
What large lake named for a English queen is located on the equator on the border between Kenya Uganda and Tanzania?
Lake victoria Read More
Kenyatta Day is a day celbrating Kenya's freedom, named after their founding president Jomo Kenyatta Read More
What is a large lake named for a English Queen that is located on the equator on the border between Kenya Uganda and Tanzaina?
Lake Victoria. It was named after Queen Victoria in 1858 by the British explorer John Hanning Speke Read More
Humans first evolved in Africa, so it is unknown. At that point in time, the countries weren't named. Read More
Somalia is a country on the Eastern horn of Africa. It neighbors Ethiopia and Kenya. As far as I know there is no famous/known person named Somalian. Read More
He was named after his father Barack Obama, Sr., who was from Kenya. The name is a family name that is common in his father's home region. Read More
Hussein is his middle name. It is a traditional family name and common in Kenya, where his father was from. The president's name is Barack Hussein Obama, II. He was named after his father, Barack Hussein Obama, Sr. Read More
Barack Obama was named after his biological father, Barack Hussein Obama (Senior). His father's name was common to Africa (Kenya). Read More
Obama is surname based on a given name from the Dholuo language spoken by the Luo people of Kenya it is based on the verb "bam". Read More
yes. the Kenya army,the kenya airforce,the Kenya navy. Read More
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. Read More
Nairobi is in Kenya. It is the capital city of Kenya. Read More
In 1963 the Kenya Colony became the Commonwealth of Kenya. In 1964 the name was once again changed to the Republic of Kenya. Read More
As Kenya is a place, you could say things like 'I went to Kenya' or 'I am going to Kenya' etc Read More
The postal country code for Kenya is "KENYA" Read More
there are little rain forests in Kenya and Kenya is in Africa. Read More
there is no states in Kenya. Only cities in Kenya Read More