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Kalenjin tribe

Origin The Kalenjin people of Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania had the role of defending Egypt,up to the time of Herodotus. When Herodotus visited Egypt during the 5th century BCE, he encountered a sub-nati
luo tribe

Origin History indicates that the genesis of the Luo people is Sudan, along the River Nile. They traveled from this region to Kenya more than five centuries or 500 years ago. Upon reaching the country
kikuyu tribe

Origin As with other peoples in Africa, the Gikuyu—also spelled Kikuyu—comprise people of different origins. The 10 million Gikuyu (22 percent of the Kenyan population) live mainly in central Keny
Iraqw tribe

Origin In Mbulu / Hanang the Iraqw group dominates, speaking a language, classified as Cushitic, very different from the Maasai (Nilo-Hamitic) and the Meru, Sonjo and Mbugwe (Bantu). There are fou
Hadza tribe

Origin The Hadza (also known as Hadzabe, Hadzapi, Watindiga, or Kindiga) call themselves Hadzabe – with the suffix –bereferring to “people” in their language, Hadzane (-ne being the s
Maasai tribe

Origin Standing proud in the savannah with their red blankets and painted shields, the Maasai people have become one of the more widely known symbols of East Africa; the Maasai shield is even featured
chagga tribe

Origin The Chaga are descended from immigrants of various groups who migrated into the once forest-covered foothills. Most of the 400 main clans are of Kamba origin; others are from Teita, Masai, an
sukuma tribe

Origin Ancestors of the Sukuma were part of the extensive migrations of people speaking early forms of Bantu speech, in the first millennium AD.  They, along with the Nyamwezi farther south, seem to
Pedi Tribe

Origin Pedi tribe, also called Transvaal Sotho, Northern Sotho, or Bapedi, a Bantu-speaking people inhabiting Limpopo province, South Africa, and constituting the major group of the Northern So
Tswana tribe dancing

Origin The Tswana are a tribe who migrated from Central/East Africa to southern Africa during the 14th century. The origin of the name ‘Tswana’ is a mystery, but is applied to a number of groups