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Kenya - Folk Language Modern day Kenyan languages and...

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Folk Language - Modern day Kenyan languages and ethnic groups descend from three main branches of ancient people: the Cushites, the Nilotes, and the Bantus. These are not distinct tribes but rather people who speak the same or related languages. Bantu- Kikuyu, Luhya, Kamba, Kisii, Swahili, Nyika, and Meru Nilotes- Maasai, Turkana, Samburu, Kalenjin, and Luo Cushites- Somali, Boran, Rendille, Oromo The Kikuyu is the biggest language group Pop language - Official language of Kenya is English and Swahili (a Bantu language). Only about 10% of Kenyans speak English. Because many Kenyans grow up knowing several languages, oftentimes people will mix words from more than one language in casual conversation Teenagers of Nairobi have a slang language of their own called “Sheng,” a mixture of Swahili, English, and other languages Swahili too has added many words from other languages, especially Arabic English from British colonization and their construction of the railroad. Britain invited people to the country to set up farms in the fertile highlands and grow
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