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Saturday, June 11, 2016

A List of All the Tribes in Kenya

With the exception of religion, tribal affiliation is the other predominant marker that distinguishes Kenyan people.

Below is a list of all of Kenya’s tribes.

1. Kikuyu -6, 622, 576
2. Luhya -5, 338 666
3. Kalenjin -4, 967, 328

  • Elgeyo
  • Kipsigis
  • Marakwet
  • Nandi
  • Pokot
  • Sabaot
  • Terik
  • Tugen

4. Luo -4, 044, 440
5. Kamba -3, 893, 157
6. Somali -2,385,572
7. Kisii -2, 205, 669
8. Mijikenda -1, 960, 574

  • Chonyi
  • Digo
  • Duruma
  • Giryama
  • Jibana
  • Kambe
  • Kauma
  • Rabai
  • Ribe

9. Ameru  -1, 658, 108
10. Turkana  -988, 592
11. Maasai -841, 622

  • Sengwer

12. Teso -338, 833
13. Embu  -324, 092
14. Taita -273, 519
15. Kuria -260, 401
16. Samburu -237, 179
17. Tharaka -175, 905
18. Mbeere -168, 155
19. Borana-161, 399
20. Samburu -160,000
21. Suba -139, 271
22. Swahili -110, 614
23. Gabra -89, 515
24. Orma -66, 275
25. Rendille -60, 437
26. Ogiek - 36,869
27. Yaaku -250
28. Isukha
29. Tachoni

*The Ogiek, Yaaku,Isukha and Tachoni are on the brink of extinction or complete assimilation into other larger Kenyan tribes
  

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