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  1. Ken·ya
    IPA[ˈkenyə]
    • 1. a country in East Africa, on the Indian Ocean; population 39,002,800 (est. 2009); capital, Nairobi; languages, Swahili (official), English (official), and Kikuyu.

    • an equatorial country in East Africa, on the Indian Ocean; population 39,002,800 (est. 2009); languages, Swahili (official), English (official), Kikuyu; capital, Nairobi.
    • a mountain in central Kenya, just south of the equator, that rises to a height of 17,058 feet (5,200 m). The second highest mountain in Africa, it gave its name to the country of Kenya.
    • a mountain in central Kenya, just south of the equator, rising to a height of 5,200 m (17,058 ft). The second-highest mountain in Africa, it gave its name to the country Kenya.
    • a Kenyan political party formed in 1960 and led first by Jomo Kenyatta. KANU won the first Kenyan elections and took the country into independence in 1963; it has since dominated Kenyan politics, ruling as the sole legal party 1982–91.
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