Kenya's population is overwhelmingly
(97%) comprised of people of African descent, though that group
is composed of over 70 different tribal groups. Among the most significant
are the Kikuyu, Kamba, Gusii, Luhya, and Luo. Kenya's primary languages
are English and Swahili, though regional tribal languages abound.
The current population of about 30
million people is made up of over forty ethnic groups. This ethnic
diversity has created a very rich cultural way of life for the Kenyans.
The National language Kiswahili is
spoken by a majority of Kenya. English is the Official Language
and mostly spoken in the urban centres.