- a republic in E Africa: member of the Commonwealth of Nations; formerly a British crown colony and protectorate. 223,478 sq. mi. (578,808 sq. km). Capital: Nairobi.
- Mount, an extinct volcano in central Kenya. 17,040 feet (5194 meters).
Examples from the Web for kenyan
At first fighters were taken to Somalia; now Al-Shabab has brought the war to Kenyan territory.Al-Shabab’s Anti-Christian Slaughter
December 3, 2014
Another incident, in January, involved a Kenyan man, Paul Mutora, who woke up in the morgue 15 hours after being pronounced dead.What It’s Like to Wake Up Dead
Dr. Anand Veeravagu, MD, Tej Azad
November 21, 2014
Visitors have noted that the long-drop toilets there are better than many of the ones currently found in Kenyan villages.
The ruins of an ancient town deep in the Kenyan forest have befuddled archaeologists and historians for decades.
Those responsible, he said, should be held accountable “through the Kenyan justice system.”Death Squads in Kenya’s Shadow War on Shabaab Sympathizers
April 6, 2014
- of or relating to Kenya or its inhabitants
- a native or inhabitant of Kenya
- a republic in E Africa, on the Indian Ocean: became a British protectorate in 1895 and a colony in 1920; gained independence in 1963 and is a member of the Commonwealth. Tea and coffee constitute about a third of the total exports. Official languages: Swahili and English. Religions: Christian majority, animist minority. Currency: shilling. Capital: Nairobi. Pop: 44 037 656 (2013 est). Area: 582 647 sq km (224 960 sq miles)
- Mount Kenya an extinct volcano in central Kenya: the second highest mountain in Africa; girth at 2400 m (8000 ft) is about 150 km (95 miles). The regions above 3200 m (10 500 ft) constitute Mount Kenya National Park . Height: 5199 m (17 058 ft)Local name: Kirinyaga
Word Origin and History for kenyan
African nation, named for Mount Kenya, which probably is a shortening of Kikuyu Kirinyaga, from kere nyaga, literally "white mountain" (it is snowcapped). Related: Kenyan.