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The Kenyan Communities :



Language

Kenya is home to around 70 different people groups, including 13 main tribes. This diversity of people leads to a rich culture. This diversity of ethnics in Kenya is absolutely unique in Africa! Issued from migrant people, at different period and from different roads… Among them, some ethnic’s people you will probably meet:



The Kikuyu:

Thanks to the large number of migrant communities settled in Kenya, over 80 languages are spoken throughout the country.
English: is the official language.
Swahili: is the national language
Both are taught in Kenyan schools.

Most Kenyans, however, will speak at least 3 languages: English, Swahili, and their trbal or mother tongue. Some will speak even more. Of the ethnic languages, the majority falls into one of 2 major language group : Bantu and Nilotic.


Bantu speaking: Luhya, Gusii, Akamba, Kikuyu, Embu, Meru, Mbere, Tharaka, Coastal bantu, Swahili, Pokomo, Taita and Taveta.

Nilotic speaking: Luo, Maasai, Turkana, Teso, Njemps, Elmolo, Kalenjin, Marakwet, Pokot, Tugen, Kisigis, Eikony.

Cushitic speaking: Boni, Somali, Rendille, Orma, Boran, Gabbra.