The Agumba (also Gumba) people were an ethnic group who inhabited the plains of what is now central Kenya, but are now either extinct or assimilated. ...more on Wikipedia about "Agumba"
Ajuran (or Ajuuraan) is a Somali clan. It is sometimes considered a subset of the Hawiye clan, and viewed by others as a separate clan family unto itself. The Ajuran live throughout the Horn of Africa, and may be found in Somalia, eastern Ethiopia, and northwest Kenya. The Ajuran are best known in Somali history for establishing the Gareen dynasty based in Qalaafo (now part of Ethiopia). The Gareen dynasty ruled parts of East Africa from the 16th to the 20th century. ...more on Wikipedia about "Ajuran"
The Akamba live in Kenya, Africa. The supreme god is called Asa ("father" also Mwatuangi meaning "distributor," Mulungu meaning "creator" and Mumbi "fashioner") is a merciful and generally benevolent ruler of the spirits. ...more on Wikipedia about "Akamba"
The Ameru tribe inhabits the Meru region of Kenya. ...more on Wikipedia about "Ameru"
The Arrors are the inhabitants of the Tugen Hills, north of Baringo District, Rift Valley Province of Kenya, Africa. Of the Kalenjin dialects, their speech is sharply accented and fast. Amazingly, they are able to easily understand all the other dialects of the Kalenjin, a feat which the others hardly accomplish. Due to this dynamism, their contribution to the Kalenjin lexicon is worth noting. As a result of the peculiarity of the Arror, their other Kalenjin counterparts often daunt them as rat eaters due to their ancestral mastery of hunting with bow and arrow. See ...more on Wikipedia about "Arrors"
Ateker is a common name for the closely related Jie, Karimojong, Turkana, and Teso peoples and their languages. Itung'a and Teso have been used among ethnographers, while the term Teso-Turkana is sometimes used for the languages, which are of Eastern Nilotic stock. Ateker means 'clan' or 'tribe' in Teso. ...more on Wikipedia about "Ateker"
The Borana are an East African ethnic group located in northern Kenya and southern Ethiopia. They are a nomadic people, but recently some of them started to take up agriculture. The Borana are one of the most ancient sections of the Oromo people, and represent one of the two halves of the original Oromos (the other half being the Barentu). ...more on Wikipedia about "Borana"
The Bukusu are one of the seventeen Kenyan sub-tribes of the Luhya Bantu language and cultural group of East Africa. Calling themselves 'BaBukusu', they are the largest single ethnic unit among the Luhya nation, making up about 17% of the whole Luhya population. The other Luhya groups in Kenya are ABaTiriki, Maragoli, ABaNyore, ABaKhayo, ABaMateka, ABaNyala, ABaSamia, ABiSukha, AbiTakho, ABaShisa, ABaMarachi, ABaTsotso, ABaKabarasi, ABaTachoni, ABaWanga and ABaMarama. ...more on Wikipedia about "Bukusu people"
The Camus (sometimes spelled Chamus or Tiamus, also known as Njemps), are a Maa people living south and southeast of Lake Baringo, Kenya. They number about 19,000 and are closely related to the Samburu living more to the north-east in the Rift Valley Province. Their language is one of the Eastern Nilotic Maa languages, closely related to the Samburu language (between 89% and 94% lexical similarity), to the point of it being considered a Samburu dialect by some. Together, Samburu and Camus form the northern division of the Maa languages. ...more on Wikipedia about "Camus people"
Darod ( Somali: Daarood) is a Somali clan named after their ancestor of Yemenite origin, Abdul Rahmen Ishmail Jaberti, who was said to have migrated to the coast of Somalia around 1200 CE. He was later said to have married a Dir woman in what is presently northern Somalia. His popular Arabic nickname Darod, ("the blessed") became the clan name for all his descendents. ...more on Wikipedia about "Darod"
Dorobo (or Ndorobo, Wadorobo, Torobo) is a derogatory cover term for several unrelated hunter-gatherer groups of Kenya and Tanzania. In the past 150 years, many of these peoples have assimilated to the pastoralist economy of neighbouring peoples (mostly Maasai and Samburu) and have in the process abandoned their own language. The term 'Dorobo' derives from the Maa expression il-tóróbò (singular ol-torróbònì) 'hunters; the ones without cattle'. Living from hunting wild animals implies being primitive, and being without cattle implies being very poor in the pastoralist Maa culture. ...more on Wikipedia about "Dorobo"
(G.e.m.a) Abbreviation for Gikuyu, Embu, Meru Association created to advance the social and political needs of peoples descended from Mumbi. ...more on Wikipedia about "G.e.m.a"
The Garre are a Somali clan that live in Somalia, Kenya, and Ethiopia. The are sub clan of Digil-Mirifle clan family of Somalia. They are mainly pastorals, with camel raising being an especially popular livelihood. Most of them speak the Garre language as a mother tongue; others speak Maay. ...more on Wikipedia about "Garre"
The Giriama are one of the nine sub-tribes that make up the Mijikenda (which literally translates to "nine settlements"). The Mijikenda occupy the coastal strip extending from Lamu in the north to the Kenya/ Tanzania border in the south, and approximately 30 km inland. The Giriama are among the largest of these sub-tribes. They inhabit the area bordered by the coastal cities of Mombasa and Malindi, and the inland towns or Mariakani and Kaloleni. The nine Mijikenda sub-tribes speak closely related dialects of the same Bantu language, which in turn is very similar to the more widely known Kiswahili. ...more on Wikipedia about "Giriama" It's real shortopedia feeling! shortopedia
The Hawiye (or Hawiya) tribe is a Somali clan. They live mostly in central and southern Somalia, but also in smaller numbers in Kenya and Ethiopia. The Hawiye descended from Irir Samaale, a common ancestor to Somalis. Human Rights Watch indicates that Hawiye is the largest Somali clan, while the Canadian Report of the Somalia Commission of Inquiry states that Darod is the largest Somali clan. ...more on Wikipedia about "Hawiye"
The Iteso or Teso are the second largest ethnic group in Uganda. Some teso also live in Kenya. The live mainly in Teso sub-region (the districts of Soroti, Kumi, Katakwi and Kaberamaido) and Tororo District in Uganda. In Kenya they live in Busia District ...more on Wikipedia about "Iteso"
Kalenjin is an ethnic group of Nilotic origin living in the Great Rift Valley in western Kenya. The Kalenjin population is estimated at roughly 3 million. There are several smaller tribal groupings within the Kalenjin: Elgeyo, Kipsigis, Marakwet, Nandi, Pokot, Sabaot, Terik, and Tugen. ...more on Wikipedia about "Kalenjin"
The Kamba people (Wakamba) are a Bantu people who live in the semi-arid Eastern Province of Kenya stretching east from Nairobi to Tsavo and north up to Embu, Kenya. This land is called Ukambani or land of the Kambas. Depending on the source, they are either the third or the fifth largest ethnic group in Kenya. They speak the Kikamba language. ...more on Wikipedia about "Kamba"
(Kĩkũyũ) The Kĩkũyũ (otherwise spelled Gĩkũyũ) ethnic group is Kenya's most populous ethnic group. They total 7.4 million, equal to about 22% of Kenya's total population. They cultivate the fertile central highlands and are also the most economically active ethnic group in Kenya. ...more on Wikipedia about "Kĩkũyũ"
The Kipsigis is a pastoralist tribal group in Kenya, speaking the Kipsigis language. ...more on Wikipedia about "Kipsigis"
There are around forty indigenous tribes or ethnic groups in Kenya, including: ...more on Wikipedia about "List of tribes of Kenya"
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The Luhya (also Luyia, Luhia) are a Bantu people residing in Western Province, Kenya between Lake Victoria, Uganda and Mount Elgon. They form the second largest ethnic group of Kenya, numbering about 4.6 million people. The area they live in is the most densely populated in Kenya. Luhya refers both to the people and the Luhya languages, a group of closely related languages spoken by Luhya subtribes. The group is made up of about 18 subtribes in Kenya with the most dominating groups being: Bukusu, Maragoli, Wanga, Nyore, Idakho, Kisa, Isukha, Tiriki, Kabras, Gisu, and Saamia. One subtribe is in northern Tanzania and four in Uganda. ...more on Wikipedia about "Luhya"
The Luo are a people of Sudan, Uganda, Kenya and Tanzania. Kenyan and Tanzanian Luo live on the shores and hinterland of Lake Victoria. They speak the Dholuo language, which belongs to the Western Nilotic branch of the Nilo-Saharan language family. They are famous for, and proud of, their own egalitarian ideology. The Luo are one of the few tribes in Kenya that do not practice ritual circumcision of males as initiation. Traditionally, children had their six front teeth knocked out at initiation. This ritual is rare these days. ...more on Wikipedia about "Luo"
The Maasai or Masai, an indigenous African tribe of semi- nomadic people located primarily in Kenya and northern Tanzania, are probably one of the most familiar tribes of East Africa. Despite the growth of modern civilization, the Maasai have largely managed to maintain their traditional ways, although this becomes more challenging each year. ...more on Wikipedia about "Maasai"
The Mijikenda (literally the nine cities, also called derogatorily the Nyika or Nika which means "bush people") are the nine tribes along the coast of Kenya, Somalia and Tanzania. They include the Digo, Chonyi,Kambe, Duruma, Kauma,Ribe, Rabai, Jibana and Giriama. Each have unique customs and language, although the languages are similar to each other and to Swahili. Traditions are rich since British and German colonists had strongest influence in the upcountry of Kenya, leaving the poorer coast alone. ...more on Wikipedia about "Mijikenda"
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