Nyamira county has place many places with funny names. The names of these places hav e name meaning too. The naming also may have some history relating to the the naming.
It has some places with the meanings of their origin which most people didn't know. The places are as below;
It is a place in West mugirango constituency. The name went viral sometimes back when the primary school was led as one of the last in KCPE results. 'kemincha ' is a gusii name meaning the tail.
This is a place in Nyamaiya ward in West mugirango constituency. The name is derived from the word "engoko" a gusii word for a hen. It is believed that people of this place had a lot of hens and they loved to keep hens hence the name.
This is a name of a place in West mugirango .It is lies on the boarder with kisii county.The name is derived from the words "gokua" and "bokia" meaning dying all night. It is believed that people in this place used to die all night. This is why it was called so
It is a small shopping center in Nyamira south or west mugirango constituency.Mabariri comes from the word "ribariri" meaning red in english. This place has red soil which is so fertile .That is why it was given the name.
It is in West mugirango constituency.Okenene is kisii name of a tree by the name strawberry tree. This place was believed to have many straw berry trees hence the name.
Masosa is a place in Nyamaiya ward West Mugirango constituency however it is a community name all around. The name 'Masosa' is a name for pumpkin plant ,a common vegetable among Gusii people.
This place is derived from the word "ebigena" meaning small stones. Nyabigena therefore is a place that was full of the small stones hence the origin of its name.
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