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Tribes of Kenya

Here is a list of the tribes living in Kenya with alternate spellings.

Akamba (Kamba)
Boni
Boran
Elkony
Elmolo
Embu
Gabbra
Galla (Oromo)
Gikuyu (Kikuyu)
Giriama (Giryama)
Giryama (Giriama)
Gusii (Kisii)
Issa (Somali)
Iteso (Teso)
Kalenjin
Kamba (Akamba)
Keiyo
Kikuyu (Gikuyu)
Kipsigis
Kisii (Gusii)
Kuria
Luhya
Luo
Maasai (Masai)
Marakwet
Masai (Maasai)
Mbere
Meru
Mikikenda
Njemps
Orma
Oromo (Galla)
Pakot
Pokomo
Pokot
Rendille
Sabaot
Samburu
Segeju
Somali (Issa)
Swahili
Taita
Taveta
Terik
Teso (Iteso)
Tharaka
Tugen
Tuken
Turgen
Turkana

One thought on “Tribes of Kenya

  1. Jeanne Post author

    Previous Comments From Old ATK Site:

    Eric said: kalenjin is a tribe made up of several sub_tribes ie.kipsigis,nandi,marakwet,pokot,turgen,sabaot,
    apply the same to luiyha,ie maragoli,bukusu bunyore butsotso etc

    King joseph the great said: It is sad that minority tribes are not included in this list. Anyways one day they will be heard. It is not only the majority tribe that is making kenya but the diversity of many tribes. If you are kenyan love kenya and not you tribe as it is a diversed country, it is due to tribalism that many small tribes are marginalised, and it is very dangarouse as it may result to conflict such as that of rwanda. Thank you.

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