Kamba people

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The Kamba (Akamba in the plural) are a Bantu ethnic group.

They live in the semi-arid Eastern Province of Kenya, from Nairobi east to Tsavo and north up to Embu, Kenya. This land is called Ukambani. They are one of the largest ethnic group in Kenya. They speak the Bantu Kikamba language as a mother tongue.

The Kamba mostly live in the Machakos District of Kenya.[1] The total population of the Kamba is about 4 million. The Kamba are also called Kikamba, Kekamba, Masaku, Ukamba, Kitui and Mumoni.[2]

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  1. "Kamba of Kenya". Joshua Project. Retrieved 11 February 2013.
  2. "Kenya: The Kamba tribe, including its traditions and beliefs; the religion practised; and whether female genital mutilation is practised". UNHCR. Retrieved 11 February 2013.[permanent dead link]