Kenya - Nairobi referat


Kenya - the land of expansive savannas, elephants, antelopes and giraffes at whose edge towers the highest mountains in Africa. The land of endless beaches, countless coconut trees. The land along the Indian ocean coast of East Africa - the land Kenya. Hospitality to visitors in the land of Mount Kirinyaga

Language - Swahili

The official language in Kenya is Swahili. Also common know and spoken is still English as an artifact of the colonial system of the British Empire. But not everyone in Kenya knows Swahili, in schools to learn Swahili is a must but every tribe has its own language, so especially in rural areas one still can find people who will understand neither Swahili nor English.

The pronounciation of Swahili is different from that of English, it's somehow similar to the pronounciation of German. The grammar is not that difficult, the most important structures are syllabels. Differnt syllables are responsible to make words, tenses and make possesive and reflective pronouns, together they make whole sentences.

Swahili is widespread in Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi and parts of Malawi and Zaire. Today about 45 million people in East Africa talk Swahili.

Nairobi the capital

The capital city of Kenya developed by building the railway line from the port of Mombasa to port Florence - renamed Kisumu. Today Nairobi is an important economic center in East Africa.

The Kenyans are a so warm-hearted and hospitable despite if one has to go out at night then better with a taxi and preferably with friends.

Street Childrenin Nairobi make a living out of snatching such valuables.

Nairobi after all is not more dangerous than New York or Cairo, depending how and where one moves around.

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