About Kenyan Bantu, Cushite and Nilote Largest Tribes
Tourism holds a significant place in Kenya’s economy along with agriculture which remains the backbone of the Kenyan economy for the Bantu, Cushite and Nilote tribal communities.
|Kenya’s largest indigenous communities fit into three distinct ethnic tribal groups, Bantu, Cushite and Nilote.|
About the Kenyan Bantu, Cushite and Nilote Largest Ethnic Tribal Communities
Who are The Kenyan Bantus TribesThe Bantu ethnic group is the largest ethnic community in Kenya. They make up about 70 percent of the country's population, but they occupy less than 30 percent of the Kenyan land base.
Who are The Kenyan Cushites Tribes.Cushites, or Cushitic people, live in the arid and semi-arid eastern and northeastern parts of Kenya. They reside along a very large area of land that runs from the east of Lake Turkana, stretches to the north of Kenya, and through to the Indian Ocean.
Who are The Kenyan Nilotes Tribes.Kenyan Nilotes reside in the broad Rift Valley region of Kenya, around Lake Victoria. They are comprised of three distinct groups: the River Lake Nilotes; the Luo, who live along Lake Victoria and practice fishing; and the plain Nilotes, who include the Maasai, Samburu, and Turkana people.
The plain Nilotes are pastoral tribes who have defied modern trends to retain most of their traditional ways of life. They mainly reside in the Rift Valley where they practice nomadic pastoralism.
Kenya's other, smaller tribes are independent or sub-tribes of the larger tribes. Just like the large tribes, Bantu, Cushite and Nilote, each of Kenya's small tribes are culturally unique.
These tribes are spread out across the country, residing in different parts of Kenya. However, the population of Kenya is heavily concentrated in the west along the shore of Lake Victoria.
The other areas of high density include the capital of Nairobi, and in the southeast along the Indian Ocean coast.
|May is sorting beans for dinner tonight in Kenya.|
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