Fred Katana, a farmer who hawks roasted rats, knows too well how the delicacy is loved by not only the Giriama
, Kauma and Chonyi community in Malindi town, but also visitors thronging the tourism hub.
In Kenya, for example, the traditions governing birth, marriage and death are not the same among the Luo, the Kikuyu, the Luhya, the Kisii, the Kamba, the Giriama
, the Nandi and the Keiyo.
(1) This is an umbrella term covering nine different tribes (also referred to as Giriama
Many white Kenyans do make concerted efforts to integrate into indigenous Kenyan cultures, notably through what McIntosh described as 'linguistic atonement.' They learn and speak indigenous languages, such as Kiswahili, Kenya's official lingua franca, as well as Kikuyu, Giriama
, Kalenjin, and others.
He has researched and published on the Giriama
, Swahili and Luo of Kenya and Zanzibar/Tanzania, and on Islam, healing traditions, religion, spatiality, entrepreneurship, ethical dilemmas, cross-cultural semantics and sociolinguistic diversity.
Let us draw here on examples from two regions of Kenya, two dance genres belonging to two communities: isukuti dance of the Isukha and Idakho Luhya communities (24) in Western Kenya and gonda dance of the Giriama
Mijikenda community (25) in the coastal region and coastal hinterland.
Performers also come from the Maasai and Kalenjin tribes in the great-rift valley province, besides the Giriama
and Digo tribes in coast province.
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
Hidden within the forest, Jimba Cave is a sacred site for the local Giriama
people, who still use it for rituals and as a kind of sanctuary.
We have Me Kitilili, the leader of the Giriama