Kenya is culturally and ethnically diverse with a unique sets of cultures and traditions. Ethnicity is quite a big deal in Kenya and there are over 40 ethnic groups in this East African country. The Kenyan society is majorly divided into 3 linguistic communities namely the Nilotic(30%) ,Bantus (67%) and the Cushitic speakers The Asian, European and the Kenyan Arab people also form part of the population.
Kenya is one of the countries in East Africa that is culturally and ethnically diverse. The country has a unique set of traditions and interesting cultures as well. There is over 40 ethnic groups in East African country. The Kenyan society is mainly divided into 3 main linguistic communities i.e the Cushitic speakers, Nilotic and Bantus.
With a rise in political temperatures, there is a sudden formation of ethnic political affiliations. Mt Kenya which is termed as a swing region for lack of a strong political leader to forge way for the political class has witnessed a visit by presidential aspirants than any other location.
In Kenya we have over 44 tribes living harmoniously. They are scattered all over the country. There are tribes that occupy specific regions of the country The tribes are also grouped into larger groups where the languages are related. In Kenya there are Bantus, Nilotes and Cushites. Tribes within these groups relate in one way or the other and share some words in their languages. The Bantu group is further divided into Eastern, western and coastal Bantus. Within the Eastern Bantus there is a tribe referred to
The kisii community are Bantus speaking people who are believed to have entered Kenya from Uganda they are mostly settled in the southern Nyanza of kenya. They are found in Nyamira, Keroka and other parts of Nyanza. The kisii are famously known for having crafts that they make like the baskets and beautiful arts in stones, also they are very good farmers mostly planting bananas in large scales and supply to other communities. Their accent is unique and you will notice them. Below are afew of the words in their
Kenya is a nation known for its diversity. The country boasts of over 42 tribes belonging to three linguistic groups, which include Bantus, Nilotes and Cushites. Bantus constitute the largest group in Kenya, while Cushites form the smallest group. They all come together to make 1 unified Kenya.
Bungoma county is found on the western part of the country.Most of the residents in this county are western Bantus who entered into Kenya from Uganda.They are mainly cultivators as they do practice crop plantation.
Trans Nzoia county is found on the Northwestern part of the country. Majority of the residents from this county are Bantus. The main economic activity is farming as they particularly practice large-scale farming. A unique place in this county is at Molem dam. It is found on your way from Kitale town to Swam market.
Our ancestors lived in beautiful houses,they were united and loved each other.In my article today am going to show you they used to build their houses.
Trans Nzoia county is found on the northwestern part of the country. Residents from this county majority of them are Bantus whom their main economic activity is farming, and they particularly practice large scale farming. That aside, this county is also blessed with beautiful features that tourists can visit and enjoy themselves from.
Busia county is found on the western part of the country. Most of the residents who live in this county are the Bantus and the Nilotes. They normally practice fish farming, crop plantation, livestock keeping, bee keeping among many other activities. The county is also blessed with beautiful places that people love to visit.
Bungoma county is located on the western part of the country. Most of the residents from this county are Bantus who particularly are well known for cultivation. Besides that, the region has cool and wet climate which contrite to proper crop growing. The joy to farmers at the moment is that, the maize crop which most of the farmers depend on for their living, is about to flower and soon it will be ready.
About 4,000 years ago, people in Africa began one of the largest migrations that has ever taken place. To migrate is to move from one place to resettle in another. Around that time, group of people who spoke Bantu languages began to migrate out of the region that today forms the brother between Nigeria and Cameroon. No one knows for certain why the migrations began.Some experts believe that new ability to grow certain crops in tropical rain forest made the possible. For example, yams and oil palms became a larger
There are several things one can do in the name of hustle to up a bread on the table. However, for quite a long time agriculture has always been the best venture for anyone. However, the field you venture in when it comes to agriculture is what matters a lot. Agriculture is very wide-ranging from land cultivation, crop farming and even keeping of animals. Some of these activities demand more while some demand little capital. Now, I'm basically going to base on the side of young farmers who always have the vision
Banyore are Bantus speakers, they settle in Western region of Kenya, they normally known as the 'Abanyore','Onyore', also they have good and interested culture.They speak 'Olunyore' language, Kiswahili, English and other languages in the region.
The Swahili language is dominantly used in the East African region as it is used as the official language and national language in countries like Kenya and Tanzania. Other countries that neighbours east Africa such as Comoros and Democratic Republic of Congo and Parts of Zambia use it. Zimbabwe has also adopted the use of Kiswahili as it will be taught in schools. Origin of Kiswahili Scholars argue that emerged as a Creole between the Bantus speakers in East Africa and later made a Lingua-Franca after being
The Taita community live around the Taita hills, and they came from Central Africa. They migrated to Kenya, because they were constantly fighting with the Cushite. They speak a language known as Kidawida, and it has quickly spread among in the whole community. The Taita comes from Bantus, and they also believe in supreme being.
In the past it was natural to see ladies and men from certain communities like Maasai piercing their eyes as a sign of beauty and tradition respectively. However, some coastal Bantus and Swahili went up to the extend of piercing sides of their nose, Eyes as they looked to flow with beauty in their communities. Some nose piercing however were considered evils as they belonged to certain cults and were considered homosexuality and also sign of slavery especially in men. However with increase of civilization across
Laziness is apathy or inactivity towards work. It is highly discouraged in African communities and regarded as a community vice and people are urged to refrain from it. Different communities have various criteria of approach in determining a lazy person. In this article, we shall take Bantus as an example, where they believe that a lazy person is the one who is inactive in farming activities. In most of the Bantu speaking communities, no matter how hardworking you are in other fields, you will be termed lazy
The Swahili language is the most communicated among the dialect in Kenya. It is used both as a national and official language as per the Constitution. This language is considered to have originated from the Bantus along the Eastern African coast before it spread to different parts of the globe. It has several interesting words that most people haven't known about. Today, I am going to give you a Swahili name of a remote device which is probably known by a few people. We have been using its English word most