Meaning of Kenya in English:


Pronunciation /ˈkɛnjə/

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proper noun

  • An equatorial country in East Africa, on the Indian Ocean; population 46,400,000 (estimated 2015); languages, Swahili (official), English (official), Kikuyu; capital, Nairobi.

Populated largely by Bantu-speaking peoples, Kenya became a British Crown Colony in 1920. The demands made on land by European settlers led to the Mau Mau rebellion of the 1950s. Kenya became an independent state within the Commonwealth in 1963, and a republic was established the following year