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The Faces of Kenya

There are 42 ethnic groups living in Kenya. Each one speaks a different language and has a unique set of traditions. While the Maasai only make up a small percentage of the total populace, they are widely known for their ability to jump really high. This custom is one way men can demonstrate their strength to attract a bride.

Other native tribes include the Kalenjin, Kamba, Kikuyu, Luhya, and Luo. Let’s take a closer look at what makes each of these Kenyan groups so special!

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