Place Name KENYA

TYPE: Country & Mountain
PRONOUNCED: KEN-yə (English), KE-NYA (French)  [details]

Meaning & History

The country is named for Mount Kenya, which in the Kikuyu language is called Kĩrĩnyaga meaning "the one having stripes".
VARIANT: Kĩrĩnyaga (Kikuyu)
OTHER LANGUAGES/CULTURES: Kenija (Croatian), Kenia (Dutch), Kenia (Finnish), Kenia (German), Kenia (Italian), Kenia (Polish), Quênia (Portuguese (Brazilian)), Quénia (Portuguese (European)), Keniya (Russian), Kenija (Serbian), Kenia (Spanish)
Entry updated December 8, 2017