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Kenya Peoples and Cultures

Kenya is a land of great diversity in its people and cultures. We have about 42 tribes in Kenya with different languages and cultures that all merge to become the unique mix of Kenyan culture. The biggest six tribes comprises about half the Kenya population and hence there is a higher influence to Kenyan culture from the people of these big tribes.

The diverse cultures in Kenya give rise to very interesting mix of traditional dresses and clothing. Most people have their own traditional way of dressing which makes it very interesting. Different people have different cultural beliefs and practices. Traditional marriage ceremonies are big events for all Kenya tribes although they are all done with their own unique flavor.

All Kenya people speak the national Language of Swahili and most people speak English too. Therefore, all Kenyan people can communicate with each other with ease. Most people speak their own traditional languages too.


The kikuyu are Kenya’s most populous ethnic group.
Kikuyu have a number of myths of their origin like a popular one that claims that when the Gikuyu and Mumbis daughters came of marrying age.....

The Kisii or Gusii or Kosova speak the ekegusii language.
The Kisii are regarded as one of the most economically active communities in Kenya, blessed with rolling tea estates, coffee, and banana groves......

Turkana are one of the Nilotic people of Kenya.
Livestock is an important aspect of Turkana way of life. Goats, camels, donkeys, sheep, and cows are the key herd stock utilized by the Turkana people......

Who are the Kenyan People?
The Kenyan people are very diverse and include most linguistic and ethnic groups. Because of the tribes, national identity is rather weak, although most governments have tried to create a ‘Kenyan identity’.....

Kenya Tribes, the ones you never heard of.
Kenya has 42 tribes, some big, others medium and others small.....

The Luo are a prominent Tribe in Kenya and eastern Uganda
The Luo are the third largest ethnic group in Kenya, after the Kikuyu and the Luhya. The Luo and the Kikuyu control political power in Kenya....
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