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Indigenous Communities from Kenya

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Kikuyu
 
Indigenous Group Kikuyu (Also known as: Gikuyu, Gikuyu, Kikuyu)
Location Kenya, Kiambu, Murang'a, Nyeri, and Kirinyaga districts, Central Province. North of Nairobi.
Estimated Population 6,453,826 (1998, Peoplegroups)
Environment Forest / Highland / Mountain / Valley / Urban / Tropical
Lifestyle Sedentary
Subsistence Agriculture / Animal Husbandry / Trade / Paid Labor
Level of Assimilation Fairly Traditional
Language
and Language
Family
Gikuyu
Classification:
Niger-Congo, Atlantic-Congo, Volta-Congo, Benue-Congo, Bantoid, Southern, Narrow Bantu, Central, E, Kikuyu-Kamba (E.20)
Alternate names: Kikuyu, Gekoyo, Gigikuyu
Dialects: Southern Gikuyu (Kiambu, Southern Murang'a), Ndia (Southern Kirinyaga), Gichugu (Northern Kirinyaga), Mathira (Karatina), Northern Gikuyu (Northern Murang'a, Nyeri). Lexical similarity 73% with Embu, 70% with Chuka, 67% with Kamba, 63% with Meru.
Website URLs Ethnologue : Gikuyu - A language of Kenya
Peoplegroups, Kikuyu
Wikipedia, Kikuyu
Joshua Project, Kikuyu, Gikuyu of Kenya
African Names, Kikuyu language
The Africa Guide, Kikuyu
Bluegecko, Kikuyu - Traditional Religion
Kenya photo gallery - photos of Kikuyu people by Frantisek Staud
International Third World Studies: The Silence of Women, The Voices of Women

Lands and Peoples Africa, Volume 1.grolier incorporated 1999
NGOs United Nations, Kenya
United Nations Development Programme ,Kenya
World Bank, Kenya
Kenya AIDS NGOs Consortium (KANCO)
Kenya Human Rights Commission
Equality Now
UNEP- Environment Liaison Center Internacional (ELCI)

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