Type Settlement
Scripts ナイロビ(Japanese Katakana) 나이로비(Korean Hangul)
Pronounced Pron. /naɪ.ˈɹoʊ.bi/(English) /nɛ.ʁɔ.bi/(French) /naj.ˈrɔ.bi/(Italian) /naj.ˈʁoː.bi/(Danish) /ˈnaj.rɔ.bi/(Slovak) /nä.i.ɾo̞.bi/(Japanese) /na.i.ɾo.bi/(Korean)  [key·simplify]
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 updated April 23, 2024