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Kenya

[ken-yuh, keen-]
noun
1.
a republic in E Africa: member of the Commonwealth of Nations; formerly a British crown colony and protectorate. 223,478 sq. mi. (578,808 sq. km). Capital: Nairobi.
2.
an extinct volcano in central Kenya. 17,040 feet (5194 meters).

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Kenya (ˈkɛnjə, ˈkiːnjə)
 
n
1.  a republic in E Africa, on the Indian Ocean: became a British protectorate in 1895 and a colony in 1920; gained independence in 1963 and is a member of the Commonwealth. Tea and coffee constitute about a third of the total exports. Official languages: Swahili and English. Religions: Christian majority, animist minority. Currency: shilling. Capital: Nairobi. Pop: 32 420 000 (2004 est). Area: 582 647 sq km (224 960 sq miles)
2.  Mount Kenya Local name: Kirinyaga an extinct volcano in central Kenya: the second highest mountain in Africa; girth at 2400 m (8000 ft) is about 150 km (95 miles). The regions above 3200 m (10 500 ft) constitute Mount Kenya National Park. Height: 5199 m (17 058 ft)

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Kenya
African nation, named for Mount Kenya, probably a shortening of Kikuyu Kirinyaga, from kere nyaga, lit. "white mountain" (the mountain is snowcapped).
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Kenya [(ken-yuh, keen-yuh)]

Republic in eastern Africa bordered by Sudan and Ethiopia to the north, Somalia to the east, the Indian Ocean to the southeast, Tanzania to the southwest, and Uganda to the west. Its capital and largest city is Nairobi.

Note: The Great Rift Valley in Kenya is the site of some major archaeological discoveries, including remains of the earliest known humans.
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