[ ken-yuh, keen- ]


  1. 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). : Nairobi.
  2. Mount, an extinct volcano in central Kenya. 17,040 feet (5,194 meters).


/ ˈkiːnjə; ˈkɛnjə /


  1. 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)
  2. Mount Kenya
    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 nameKirinyaga


  1. Republic in eastern Africa bordered by Sudan and Ethiopia to the north, Somalia to the east, the Indian Ocean to the southeast, Tanzania to the southwest, and Uganda to the west. Its capital and largest city is Nairobi .

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The Great Rift Valley in Kenya is the site of some major archaeological discoveries, including remains of the earliest known humans.

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Example Sentences

The remaining 80 percent is shipped to other countries like Poland, Pakistan, and Kenya or turned into rags or post-consumer fiber.

Digiduka positions itself as the digital service solution for Kenya’s cash economy.

Here in Kenya where I live, farmers are moving from varieties they’ve always known, that take six months to mature, to varieties that are taking two to three months.

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In a separate blog post, the firm said it had pledged a fund of $10 million to support nonprofits and businesses focused on connectivity, internet, entrepreneurship and education in Kenya.

During a 2018 visit to Africa, her husband was captured on camera dancing a bit with his step-grandmother in Kenya.

An exception is Kenya, where the generation gap is -6.5 percent.

Besides not being black, Manning also thinks Obama is not really an American, but was born in Kenya.

Gedi may have flown under the radar for centuries, but nowadays, it is a popular destination for adventurous visitors to Kenya.

I started thinking maybe the whole of Kenya was under attack...there must be a reason no one can get to us.

Just four days prior, the 39-year-old had arrived in Kenya to check up on the work of her Washington, DC-based non-profit.

The Guaso Nyiro rises in the hills north-west of Kenya and flows in a north-east direction.

The centre of the picture is always Mount Kenya; but there never was a mountain which made so little of its height.

He's not going to be able to speak Arabic to, say, a Masai in Kenya.

When Gregory ascended the glacier of Mount Kenya, the water froze in the cooking-pots which had been filled over night.

He stood at the top of the hill and looked out over the green table land of Kenya.


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