Type Settlement
Scripts ナイロビ(Japanese Katakana) 나이로비(Korean Hangul)
Pronounced Pron. nie-RO-bee(English, Danish) NEH-RAW-BEE(French) nie-RAW-bee(Italian) NIE-raw-bee(Slovak) NIE-RO-BYEE(Japanese) NIE-RO-BEE(Korean)  [key·IPA]
Note In Turkish this name is written with a dotted İ. It appears as NAİROBİ in uppercase and nairobi in lowercase.

Meaning & History

From Maasai enkare nyrobi meaning "cold water", referencing a nearby river. This is the name of the capital city of Kenya. It was founded in 1899 by the British colonial authorities.

Related Names

Other Languages & CulturesNayrubi(Arabic) Najrobi(Croatian) Nairóbi(Portuguese) Najrobi(Serbian)
Same SpellingNairóbi
User SubmissionNaíróbí
Entry added June 9, 2023