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Международный студенческий научный вестник
ISSN 2409-529X

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There are more than 70 tribal groups in Kenya. The differences between them become fuzzy and Kenyan life is gradually starting to be a part of Western culture.

English and Swahili are two languages which are compulsory for learning throughout the country, but there are also a lot of local languages: Kikuyu, Luhya, Luo, Kikamba and others. If you go to Kenya it is useful to understand Swahili a little, especially when your route is away from major cities. Another pervasive language is Sheng which is spoken by the youth of the country. Sheng is a mixture of Swahili, English and some local languages.

The majority of Kenyans living at the coast and in the Eastern provinces are Muslims, and Christians of different trends live in other parts of the country. Muslims make up about 30% of the population. In some areas of the country its own religions were formed, which are a mixture of Islam, Christianity and local beliefs.

Kenyans love to have fun. The main musical style here is Benga – modern dance music. It appeared originally in the Luo tribe in the 1950s. Its famous artists were Shirati Jazz, Victoria Kings, «Globestyle» and «The Ambira Boys». But if you don’t grasp the understanding through music, film of 1985 »Out of Africa» with the participation of Meryl Streep and Robert Redford can help you.

The main dish of Kenyan cuisine is a thick paste of beans and meat. Caloric cheap food is really necessary for local residents. Nama Choma (roasted meat, usually goat) is one of the most common dishes in Kenya. Kenyan food does not do for gourmets and vegetarians. Kenyans love beer almost as much as dancing, so the country has well developed beer industry.