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Meru
 
Indigenous Group Meru (Also known as: Ameru, Mero, Kimeru, Mumeru, Ameroe, Meroe)
Location Kenya, Eastern Province, Meru district, north and northeastern slope of Mt. Kenya, as well as volcanic Nyambene Hills located to the north
Estimated Population 540,000 (1980, Berne and Mölig)
Environment Forest / Desert / Mountain / Arid / Urban
Lifestyle Sedentary
Subsistence Agriculture / Animal Husbandry
Level of Assimilation Fairly Traditional
Language Family Meru
Classification:
Niger-Congo, Atlantic-Congo, Volta-Congo, Benue-Congo, Bantoid, Southern, Narrow Bantu, Central, Kikuyu-Kamba, Meru
Alternate names: Kimeru
Dialects: Meru, Igembe, Tigania, Imenti, Miutini and Igoji
Website URLs Ethnologue: Meru, A Language of Kenya
Meru - Introduction
Wikipedia, Ameru
Study World, Kenya Ameru Tribe
NGOs Drylands Alliance Kenya
FARM – Africa
United Nations Development Programme Kenya (UNDP)
Hope Children’s Fund (HCF)

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