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Top 10 Most Famous Tribes In Kenya And What Makes Them Famous

1. Kikuyu tribe

This is actually the largest tribe in Kenya in terms of population. The tribe is found in the central highlands which is known to be fertile when it comes to agriculture. They actually make upto 22% of Kenyas populations making the one o the most famous tribes in Kenya.

2. Luhya tribe

Luhya tribe is also one of the most famous tribes in the country and known for many reasons. From kikuyu, the luhya come second when it comes to populations making the one of the most famous tribes in the country. They occupy the western regions of the country bordering the Luo and kalenjin tribe. The mostly practice agriculture.

2. Luo

The tribe is not only found on Kenyan but also spread in other east African countries including Tanzania, Ethiopia, Congo and Sudan. It is third when it comes to population and one of the most famous tribes in the country. They have some of the most unique cultures in the world.

4. Maasai tribe

Masaai tribe is probably the most famous and not only in Kenya but in the world. Recently, the name Maasai became one of the recently added words to the Oxford dictionary. The tribe is known and its culture is the most unique. They are found in both in Kenya and Tanzania and occupy the southern parts of Kenya.

5. Kalenjin tribe

The Kalenjin tribe is another most famous tribe in Kenya and known for many reasons. The tribe is not only known in Kenya but globally especially for their excellent athletic skills especially when it comes to long races. It is the forth largest ethnic group in Kenya.

6. Kisii tribe

They are also known as the Gusii tribe that occupy the highlands of Kisii. They occupy kisii and and Nyamira. They are the 6th when it comes to population and they practice agriculture.

7. Kamba tribe

They are the 5th largest when it comes to population. The tribe speak in kamba language. This is one of the most famous tribes in Kenya.

8. Mijikenda

This is bantu community That occupies the coastal region and one of the most famous tribes in Kenya. The tribe consists of 9 families.

9. Meru tribe

The Ameru tribe occupies the northeastern part of Mount Kenya. They mainly practice agriculture and are among the most popular tribes in Kenya.

10. Somali tribe

The Somali tribe is one of the most famous tribes in Kenya but also found in Somali and Ethiopia. This is one of the most dominant tribes in Kenya and of the cushitic origin.

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