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Noun1.Giriama - a Bantu language spoken in the coastal regions of eastern Kenya
Bantoid language, Bantu - a family of languages widely spoken in the southern half of the African continent
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Matson, Nandi Resistance to British Rule 1890-1906 (Nairobi: East African Publishing House, 1972); Cynthia Brantley, The Giriama and Colonial Resistance in Kenya, 1800-1920 (Berkeley: University of California Press, 1981).
Tuo metu 1975-1976 metu lietuviskoje spaudoje rajonas pazymimas del geriausio gyvenamosios ir visuomenines statybos zonavimo ir giriama pasiekta bendra rajono erdvine turine kompozicija (Zinkevicius 1975; Pociulpaite 1975; Balciunas 1976).
its syntax is basically Swahili, but through ingenious code-switching, it draws from the phonology, morphology and lexicon of Kenyan languages spoken in the city such as, but not restricted to, Luo, Gikuyu, Ma(a)sai, Luhya, and coastal languages such as Giriama and Taita.
In Bildad Kaggia, Mwangi writes of an Asian named Makhan Singh, and Fred Kubai, who was half Kikuyu and half Giriama, as having "started organising all trade unions to weaken the power of the British government" (72).
The Giriama mainly live in mud-walled and makuti-thatched houses which are sparsely spaced.