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Indigenous Communities from Kenya

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Kalenjin
 
Indigenous Group Kalenjin (Also Known As; Nandi, Naandi, Cemual, Keiyo Keyo, Elgeyo, Kipsigis Kipsiikis, Kipsikis, Kipsikiis, Tugen Tuken, Marakwet, Ogiek Okiek, Ndorbo, Pokot, Pokoot, Suk, Sekei and Terek Nyang'ori, Terikeek)
Location Kenya, Nandi, Kericho, and Uasin Gishu districts, Rift Valley Province
Estimated Population 2,251,484 (1999, Peoplegroups)
Environment Savannah / Highland / Valley / Temperate
Lifestyle Semi-nomadic / Sedentary
Subsistence Agriculture / Animal Husbandry
Level of Assimilation Fairly Traditional
Language Family Kalenjin
Classification: Nilo-Saharan, Eastern Sudanic, Nilotic, Southern, Kalenjin, Nandi-Markweta, Nandi
Alternate names: Nandi

Dialects: Nandi (Naandi, Cemual), Terik (Nyang'ori), Kipsigis (Kipsiikis, Kipsikis, Kipsikiis), Keiyo (Keyo, Elgeyo), South Tugen (Tuken), Cherangany. Lexical similarity 60% with Omotik, 50% with Datooga.

Website URLs Kalenjin Online
Ethnologue: Kalenjin; A language of Kenya
Wikipedia, Kalenjin
People Profile: Kalenjin
Kenya Runners: Kalenjin
Kenya’s Running tribe: Kalenjin
Global Sound: Kalenjin
Why are the Nandi Farmers Impoverished
NGOs United Nations, Kenya
United Nations Development Programme,Kenya
World Bank, Kenya
Kenya AIDS NGOs Consortium (KANCO)
Kenya Human Rights Commission
International Community for the Relief of Starvation and Suffering (ICROSS)
Researchers Notes The Kalenjin are an ethnic group of several smaller subgroups: Nandi, Keiyo, Kipsigis, Tugen, Marakwet, Ogiek, Pokot, Sekei and Terek.

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