Chonyi translation

This project is fairly new and it began in 2013. The Chonyi are one of the subtribes of the Mijikenda who are predominantly found in Kilifi County. They number to approximately 148,806 people and this is in line with the 2009 Kenya Population and Housing Census.

Chuka translation

The Chuka people are found in the eastern side of Mt. Kenya in Nithi District in the Eastern Province of Kenya. They are found in the areas between the Thuci and Nithi Rivers. Socio-politically, the Chuka people are classified under the Meru people group.

Daasanach Translation

The Daasanach are found around the area north of Lake Turkana in Marsabit County. Sometimes they are referred to as Merille. They are Cushites and they number to about 12,530 people, according to the 2009 Kenya Population and Housing Census.

Digo Translation

The Digo are mainly found in Kwale County in Kenya and Tanga in Tanzania. In Kenya, the Digo live mostly in dispersed family homesteads surrounded by cultivated fields, unlike in Tanzania where they live in close-knit villages.

Duruma Translation

The Duruma predominantly live on the semi-arid plains, one mountain range inland from the seacoast of eastern Kenya in Kwale County. They are one of the communities that make up the Mijikenda. The nearest place of contact with other people is the large city of Mombasa.

Giryama Translation

The Giryama, also called Giriama or Agiryama, are one of the nine coastal tribes known as Mijikenda. The Giryama are the largest of the Mijikenda tribes and they number to 751,531 people according to the 2009 Kenya Population and Housing Census.

Ilchamus Translation

Ilchamus inhabit the area south and east of Lake Baringo in Baringo County. They are also known as Njemps, Jemps and En- jemusi. They are in two clans: Lekepeo [inhabit northern part of the lake] and Melua [inhabit the southern part].

Marakwet Translation

The Endo - Marakwet numbering 120,000 people are one of the many languages forming the Kalenjin group. Many of the Endo people live on the face of an escarpment above the valley floor. They practice subsistence farming...

Lower Pokomo Translation

The Pokomo are an agricultural and fishing group who live in the flood plain of the Tana River from its mouth at Kipini to Mbalambala, north of Garissa, in Tana River County. Inhabiting the area since the 17th century, these people have learned...

Sabaot Translation

The Sabaot people live on or near the slopes of Mt. Elgon in Bungoma County. From an altitude of 5,000 feet the hills gradually rise to 14,000 feet, crisscrossed by numerous mountain streams and spectacular waterfalls. An extinct volcano,

Samburu Translation

The Samburu people are located in Samburu County. The Samburu got separated from the other Maa speakers due to the migration of the Maasai and other ethnic groups farther south. Samburu people were used by the colonial government in the military.

Suba Translation

The Suba people live on the islands and shores of Lake Victoria in Homabay County. A large number of those who have held to Suba language and culture are found on Mfangano Island. To get there you have to use a ferry or a boat. They also spread to Suna and across the Kenya-Tanzania border

Taveta Translation

The Taveta people are majorly found in Taveta ‘District’ of Taita-Taveta County in the Coastal region of Kenya. They speak a Bantu language known as Kitaveta though they have adapted Kiswahili as their second language. They inhabit the lands between the Tsavo National Park and the Tanzanian border, up to the slopes of Mt. Kilimanjaro.

Tharaka translation

The Tharaka people are found in Tharaka Nithi County where they occupy the low plains between the slopes of Mount Kenya in the west and upper Tana River in the east. In accordance with the 2009 Kenya Population and Housing census, they are approximately 175,905 people.


This is a fairly new project which started in 2013. The Tugen are part of the Kalenjin community and are found in Baringo County.

Waata translation

The Waata people are found in Tana River and Kilifi Counties. Due to their hunting and gathering lifestyle they prefer to live close to forested areas. However, their concentration area is Tana River County.

Rendille Translation

The Rendille numbering about 65,000 people are found in the northern part of Kenya, to the west of the Samburu community and east of the Borana community. The Rendille occupy an area in Northeastern part of Kenya from the Merille River and Serolivi in the South to Loyangalani in the North from Marsabit and Merti in the East to Lontolio in the West.

Ogiek Translation

The Ogiek, also known as 'Okiek' are a Southern Nilotic language cluster of the Kalenjin family. They are mainly found in the Mau Forest in the Rift valley region of Kenya.The term ‘Okiek’ means ‘caretaker of all’, of plants and animals. Their name explains their hunting and gathering lifestyle but due to socio-economic and political changes they are currently embracing farming.

Kabaras Translation

This is a new project commencing in the year 2018 . The Kabras, or Kabarasi, are a tribe of Kenya numbering about 292,000 people. They are a Bantu-related group. They raise and keep livestock as well as farming maize, sugar cane and other crops. The community is located in Malava, in the Kabras Division of Kakamega District in Kenya.

Sengwer Translation

The Sengwer community (nicknamed as Dorobo or Cherangany) are estimated to be about 60,000 people; they are an ethnic minority forest indigenous peoples whose traditional lifestyle is characterized by hunting, gathering, bee keeping, blacksmith, handcraft, etc with a good number of them living in the Embobut forest in the Cherangany Hills in Kenya’s Northern Rift Valley.

Tachoni Translation

The Tachoni people of Kenya form part of the 18 subtribes of the larger Luyia community, occupying the western part of Kenya. They are mainly found in Bungoma County in Webuye, Chetambe Hills and Ndivisi in the newly created Bungoma East District. They are also found in Kakamega County in Lugari, Lwandeti and in parts of Trans Nzoia County.

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