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Kenya Facts and Figures

Although the official language of Kenya is English, Swahili is the national language. It is based on African Bantu languages with a smattering of Arabic, Portuguese and English words thrown in.

Visit for further information: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kenya

Population:

33,800,000 (2005)
30,800,000 (2001)
29,549,000 (1999)

Ethnic Groups:

Kikuyu (22%)
Luhya (14%)
Luo (13%)
Kalenjin (12%)
Kamba (11%)
Meru (6%)
Kisii (6%)
Other African (15%)
non-African (Asian, European and Arab) (1%)

Capital:
Nairobi
Languages:
English, Swahili, numerous indigenous languages
Religions:

Protestant (45%)
Roman Catholic (33%)
Muslim (10%)
Trad religions (10%)
Other (2%)

Infant Mortality Rate:
75 per 1000
Life Expectancy:
48 years (2005)
52 years (1998)
Adults with HIV:
1.2 million (2003)
Literacy:
85% over 15 can read and write (2003)

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