from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • A country of east-central Africa bordering on the Indian Ocean. The site of many early hominid fossils, Kenya was inhabited during historic times by various Cushitic, Nilotic, and Bantu peoples including the Kikuyu and the Masai. The coast was settled by Arab traders in the 8th century A.D. and later (16th-18th century) by the Portuguese. Kenya became a British protectorate in 1890 and crown colony in 1920. It achieved independence in 1963. Nairobi is the capital and the largest city. Population: 36,900,000.
  • MountKenya An extinct volcano, 5,202.7 m (17,058 ft), in central Kenya. It is the second-highest peak in Africa.

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  • proper n. Country in Eastern Africa. Official name: Republic of Kenya.

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  • proper n. A country in East Africa, formerly a British colony.

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  • n. a republic in eastern Africa; achieved independence from the United Kingdom in 1963; major archeological discoveries have been made in the Great Rift Valley in Kenya


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Probably from Kikuyu kere nyaga ("white mountain"), referring to Mount Kenya.


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