A REVIEW OF THE EVIDENCE
The original homeland of most of the Mijikenda was in the north, in the legendary Shungwaya (Singwaya) located on what is now the Somali coast.
Martin Walsh, Transafrican Journal of History Vol. 21 (1992), pp. 1-18 (18 pages)
THE MIJIKENDA PEOPLE
The Mijikenda People comprises the Giriama, Rabai, Ribe, Kauma, Digo, Chonyi, Kambe, Duruma and Jibana.
Giryama New Testament. The Giriama (also called Giryama) are one of the nine ethnic groups that make up the Mijikenda (which literally translates to "nine towns").
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The Chenda Chenda festival is celebrated every September 9. Usually, elders from the nine Mijikenda tribes would meet to teach the young people different cultures. They wear Handos’ to symbolise the passage of culture
- It promotes cultural practices
This is a small insight into the Mijikenda language found in Kenya and Tanzania. If you wish to learn all mijikenda dialects, click here to proceed
- You will learn all 9 dialects
- Easy to understand
Mepoho: The Story of The Giriama Magic Woman
Mepoho was a Giriama woman who lived in the 13th century.The Giriama are a subgroup of the Mijikenda, or 9 villages, who largely reside along the the Kenyan Coast.
THE MIJIKENDA LEGENDS
A brief introduction of the Mijikenda legends: Mepoho who is the traditional diviner, Mnyazi wa Menza (Mekatilili) who is the Giriama Wonder Woman and Hon. Karisa Maitha, Mugogo wa Pwani.