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Republic of Kenya: Demographics"Harambee" - "We work together with a common and disinterested effort " (Swahili exhortation to pull the nets of fishermen)

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From the ninth century A. D. Arabs founded many cities on the coast of Kenya and started trading with local tribes: the encounter between these ethnic groups formed the Swahili culture, united by language (KiSwahili) and the Islamic religion. In the Bantu ethnic group, the Kikuyu is seen immediately as the most numerous and powerful: essentially farmers countered for supremacy within the warlike Masai, that invaded Kenya in seventeenth century when the Portuguese occupied some places of the coast.
At the end of the nineteenth century, Kenya became a British colony and whites upset the socio-economic and cultural structure of these populations: drove the natives from the fertile highlands of the interior, starting plantations where the Kikuyu are used, which gave an important contribution to the country's economic growthThe Masai were anchored to the traditions and farmers found themselves increasingly isolated, while the Luo - tribute for the third number - still live on the shores of Lake Victoria.
After World War II the Kikuyu fought against colonialism, until the revolution of 1963 led by Jomo Kenyatta, leader of the Kikuyu tribe: con l’indipendenza;Kenyatta established the Republic of Kenya and with a moderate pro-Western policy still has good relations with the United Kingdom and neighboring states.
Different ethnic groups and religions
Kenya's population growth from 1963 to 2003Most of the population is divided into two groups: the Bantu and Nilo Hamitic in turn divided into various tribes (more than 70 ethnic groups), the most politically powerful is that of the Kikuyu. There are some Arab minority, settled on the coasts and Indo-Pakistani while the Europeans work in industry, tourism and industry and commercial directors.Most of the population lives in cities or on the coast, but blacks are employed mainly in agricultural activities. Population growth is among the highest in the world and illiteracy affects about 40% of the population. In terms of religion, many people practice animistic cults, in which the deities are linked to the forces of nature, which merge with a large percentage of Anglicans, Quakers, Catholics and Protestants. The Muslim religion is particularly widespread on the coast ..

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