- 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).
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An exception is Kenya, where the generation gap is -6.5 percent.It Gets Better—but Mostly if You Live in a Rich, Democratic Country
November 11, 2014
Besides not being black, Manning also thinks Obama is not really an American, but was born in Kenya.‘Crazy’ Harlem Pastor Hates on Obama and Gays
September 28, 2014
Gedi may have flown under the radar for centuries, but nowadays, it is a popular destination for adventurous visitors to Kenya.Kenya Has Its Own Machu Picchu—the Lost Town of Gedi
September 18, 2014
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.
He's not going to be able to speak Arabic to, say, a Masai in Kenya.Border, Breed Nor Birth
Dallas McCord Reynolds
He stood at the top of the hill and looked out over the green table land of Kenya.The Dueling Machine
Benjamin William Bova
Nevertheless, in some tribes in Kenya, enemies marry to ensure that they become friends.The Civilization of Illiteracy
The Guaso Nyiro rises in the hills north-west of Kenya and flows in a north-east direction.
- 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 kenya
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.