Countries of East Africa. Cultural Geography Lecture By Christine Schilp. Uganda. Kenya. Tanzania. The Republic of Kenya; gained independence in 1963 Population: 31,639,000 (most live in the countryside) Capital: Nairobi
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Cultural Geography Lecture By Christine Schilp
Population: 31,639,000 (most live in the countryside)
Geographic features (previously discussed): Mount Kenya, Great Rift Valley, Lake Victoria, Indian Ocean. HOME
Considering Kenya’s vast amount of countryside, why is it not a surprise that these goods make up Kenya’s exports?
One of Kenya’s main attractions are its safaris. Tourists pay to visit the plains of Kenya and view these beautiful animals.
This is the home of a member of the Kikuyu tribe. Based on this picture, what kind of lifestyles do many Kenyans live? Do they rely on the land, the natural resources surrounding them? HOME
Kenya is home to 40 different ethnic groups, most of whom live in the countryside.
Religion: Protestant, Roman Catholicism, Muslim and Indigenous beliefs
Language: English, Kiswahili, Indigenous Languages
Largest ethnic group: Kikuyu Tribe
Most members of this tribe live at the base of Mount Kenya or “Kirinyaga” as spoken in the Kikuyu language.
Population: 35,363,000 (80% live as subsistence farmers)
Geographic locations: Ngorongoro Crater, Serengeti National Park, Mt. Kilimanjaro HOME
Based on the images that you see, why do you think tourism is so popular in Tanzania? What famous National Park was viewed on the previous page? HOME
Tanzania consists of more than 120 different ethnic groups
Religion: Christian, Muslim, Indigenous beliefs
Languages: Kiswahili, Kiungujo, English, Arabic and many local languages
Life Expectancy: 45 years old
Largest Ethnic Group: Sukuma Tribe
Uganda; established independence from Britain in 1962, “The Pearl of Africa,” as was stated by Winston Churchill
Geographic Locations Previously discussed: Ruwenzori Mountains, White Nile, Bwindi Impenetrable National Rainforest
Uganda is home to the Bwindi Impenetrable National Forest, where half of the world’s mountain gorillas live (approximately 300). What other animals do you think live in this rainforest?
Religion: Roman Catholic, Protestant, Indigenous beliefs, Muslim
Language: English, Ganda/Luganda, many local languages
This is a woman from the Ganda tribe and she is performing a dance entitled the Amaggunju folk dance. The Ganda tribe is the largest ethnic group in Uganda
To find out More about the Various topics discussed in this lecture and the sources that were used, visit these websites!!!
Click here for information regarding prominent people in African history
Click here to visit a site dedicated to the Ganda tribe in the country of Uganda
Click here to find more information regarding Kenya and its culture
Click here to visit a website dedicated to the Sukuma people of Tanzania