What does Kenya mean?

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ˈkɛn yə, ˈkin-Kenya

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Kenya, Republic of Kenyanoun

    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

Wiktionary

  1. Kenyanoun

    Country in Eastern Africa. Official name: Republic of Kenya.

    Etymology: Probably from Kikuyu kere nyaga ("white mountain"), referring to .

Freebase

  1. Kenya

    Kenya, officially the Republic of Kenya, is a sovereign state in East Africa. The capital and largest city is Nairobi. Kenya lies on the equator with the Indian Ocean to the south-east, Tanzania to the south, Uganda to the west, South Sudan to the north-west, Ethiopia to the north and Somalia to the north-east. Kenya covers 581,309 km² and has a population of about 44 million in July 2012. The country is named after Mount Kenya, the second highest mountain in Africa. Mount Kenya was originally referred to as "Mt. Kirinyaga" by the indigenous people. "Kirinyaga or Kerenyaga, meaning ‘mountain of whiteness’ because of its snow capped peak"; The name was subsequently changed to Mt. Kenya because of the inability of the British to pronounce "Kirinyaga" correctly. The country has a warm and humid climate along its Indian Ocean coastline, with wildlife-rich savannah grasslands inland towards the capital. Nairobi has a cool climate that gets colder approaching Mount Kenya, which has three permanently snow-capped peaks. Further inland there is a warm and humid climate around Lake Victoria, and temperate forested and hilly areas in the western region. The northeastern regions along the border with Somalia and Ethiopia are arid and semi-arid areas with near-desert landscapes. Lake Victoria, the world's second largest fresh-water lake and the world's largest tropical lake, is situated to the southwest and is shared with Uganda and Tanzania. Kenya is famous for its safaris and diverse wildlife reserves and national parks such as the East and West Tsavo National Park, the Maasai Mara, Lake Nakuru National Park, and Aberdares National Park. There are several world heritage sites such as Lamu, and world renowned beaches such as Kilifi where international yachting competitions are held each year.

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Kenya

    A republic in eastern Africa, south of ETHIOPIA, west of SOMALIA with TANZANIA to its south, and coastline on the Indian Ocean. Its capital is Nairobi.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Kenya in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Kenya in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of Kenya in a Sentence

  1. African Development Bank.How:

    We do not prepare for [ drought ], it's like we just wake up and discover that people in rural Kenya are starving, that people on one side of the country have no rain.

  2. Andre Van Kets:

    The daytime interactions are possible in almost all of Kenya's parks, reserves and conservancies, provided you have a good guide and healthy dose of patience. With nighttime interactions, it's essential that you travel to the conservancies where night driving is allowed.

  3. Dick Pound:

    Kenya has a real problem and have been very slow to acknowledge it, russia is not the only country and athletics is not the only sport with a doping problem.

  4. Patricia Oduwole:

    I've interviewed 14 heads of state and a few of those include the President of Tanzania, Liberia, Kenya, South Sudan, Nigeria and Cape Verde, to name a few, i've also been able to interview business leaders like my friend Mr Aliko Dangote.

  5. Bob Collymore:

    More important than the significant savings is about us determining the future, the roadmap of M-Pesa because at the moment the roadmap is determined by Vodafone, given that the bulk of the M-Pesa business is in Africa, between Tanzania and Kenya, it is right for us to be determinants.

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