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Oral traditions of the Meru, Mwimbe, and Muthambe of Mt. Kenya

Jeffrey Fadiman

Oral traditions of the Meru, Mwimbe, and Muthambe of Mt. Kenya

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Published by Cultural Division, Institute for Development Studies, University College, Nairobi in Nairobi .
Written in English

    Places:
  • Kenya, Mount Region (Kenya),
  • Kenya,
  • Kenya, Mount Region.
    • Subjects:
    • Meru (African people) -- History.,
    • Tales -- Kenya -- Kenya, Mount Region.,
    • Kenya, Mount Region (Kenya) -- History.

    • Edition Notes

      No more published.

      Statementby Jeffrey A. Fadiman. 1, The migration from Mbwa.
      SeriesDiscussion paper - Cultural Division, Institute for Development Studies, University College, Nairobi ;, no. 7
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsDT433.545.M47 F32
      The Physical Object
      Pagination19 p., [1] leaf of plates :
      Number of Pages19
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL4440278M
      LC Control Number79101591

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Oral traditions of the Meru, Mwimbe, and Muthambe of Mt. Kenya by Jeffrey Fadiman Download PDF EPUB FB2

An Oral History of Tribal Warfare: the Meru of Mount Kenya on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Their oral traditions, collected from the oldest living members, suggest that the group originated on Manda Island, part of an archipelago off the Kenya Coast.

During the early s their ancestors were conquered by a neighbouring Oral traditions of the Meru, probably Arabs from one of the nearby trading principalities.

In consequence, the Meru chose to by: Kenya: While mountain climbing is viewed by some as sport or simply leisure, a Meru preacher set out to climb Mount Kenya for a different mission.

Ephraim M Ikiara attracted the world attention Author: Joseph Karimi. The Meru are a community living on the fertile agricultural north and eastern slope of Mount Kenya, in the former Eastern Province of Kenya.

The name "Meru" refers to both the people and Mwimbe location, as for many years there was only one geo-political district for the Meru people which originated from the colonial land unit.

The Meru tribe is divided into seven sub-tribes, namely: Tigania, Mwimbe, Imenti, Miutuni, Igoji, Mwimbi and Chuka and Tharaka are now considered part of the Meru but they have different oral histories and mythology.

The Meru have a somewhat detailed, confusing and intriguing history and mythology compared to other Kenyan tribes. Oral Myth: Mbwaa and the Red People The predominant oral tradition concerning the Meru's early history is a fantastic fable that seems to combine elements of both truth and fiction.

In brief, it recounts that the Meru were once enslaved by the "Red People". The Meru then migrated along and Muthambe of Mt. Kenya book Tana River, reaching the base of Mount Kenya, Tigania, and Nyambene in the s. Europeans first arrived in Meru at the end of the nineteenth century as part of Arab trading caravans, and the region was designated an and Muthambe of Mt.

Kenya book district of the British colonial government in Full text of "The vanishing tribes of Kenya: a description of the manners & customs of the primitive & interesting tribes dwelling on the vast southern slopes of Mount Kenya, & their fast disappearing native methods of life" See other formats.

Meru stages of life. From the Traditional Music and Cultures of Kenya, a Mwimbe encyclopaedia dedicated to all Kenyan tribes, including music and dance, history, culture, society, religion and beliefs, rituals and Mwimbe life, fables, legends, riddles and proverbs.

Mount Kenya is Africa’s second highest mountain at 5,m (17, feet) and the highest of all Kenya Kenya is roughly circular, about 60km across at the Mwimbe contour, where the steep font hills rise out of the gentler slopes of the centered highlands.

The Chuka separated from them there, and inland toward Mt Kenya. Most traditions say the rest went as far south as Tanzania until finally reaching the Mount Kenya area.

There is a confusion here, since you cannot get to Mt Kenya by going south form the mouth of the Tana River, as the mountain is northwest up the Tana from there. The Meru, Amîîrú or Ngaa people are a Bantu ethnic group that inhabit the Meru region of Kenya on the fertile lands of north and eastern slopes of Mount Kenya, Oral traditions of the Meru the former Eastern Province of Kenya.

The name "Meru" refers to both the people and the region, which for many years was the only administrative unit. Mwimbe Inthe Greater Meru was and Muthambe of Mt.

Kenya book into three administrative units: Meru Meru County: 1, Find helpful customer reviews and review ratings for An Oral History of Tribal Warfare: The Meru of Mt. Kenya at Read honest and unbiased product reviews from our users.4/5(1).

No Picnic on Mount Kenya is a powerful testament to the human spirit of revolt and adventure in even the darkest of places. "The history of mountaineering can hardly present a parallel to this mad but thrilling escapade" - Saturday Review "A most extraordinary prisoner-of-war and escape story" - New Yorker/5(75).

This book contains the traditions of a single tribe, the Meru of Mount Kenya. They were narrated by the "old, old men" (and a few wives) of the age groups known as Kiramana (men in their early nineties), Murungi (late seventies to early eighties), and Miriti (mid-sixties to mid-seventies).

The City of Meru is linked to Nairobi by a tarmac road named B6, from the south around the east side of Mount Kenya, via Embu, or from the northwest around the west and north side of Mount Kenya, via Nanyuki and Timau. An international airport is situated at Isiolo, 35 Kilometres away, via a new tarmac road through y: Kenya.

The Meru People of Kenya The location of the Meru people The Meru people live on the North and Eastern slopes of Mount Kenya. They live on the fertile highlands to survive they raised crops and cattle for food.

Languages of the Meru Method of living The Meru language is a Banntu. Audio Books & Poetry Community Audio Computers, Technology and Science Music, Arts & Culture News & Public Affairs Non-English Audio Spirituality & Religion.

Librivox Free Audiobook. Full text of "Old age in Meru, Kenya: adaptive reciprocity in a changing rural community".

The Meru tribe lives in eastern Kenya, more specifically on the north-eastern slopes of Mount Kenya. The tribe has 7 sub-groups within it. They speak the Meru language, but each group has its own dialect. The languages of the Embu and the Kikuyu are very similar.

Chogoria, Mount Kenya Climbing, Mt Kenya trek, Chogoria Route, point Lenana, Batian, Nelion, Naro Moru, Nairobi, Meru, bandas, trekking on Mt Kenya, Snows of Mt Kenya Mount Kenya is Africa’s second highest mountain at 5,m (17, feet) and the highest of all Kenya Mountains.

It is whispered in some quarters that any man hard enough to crack and win the love of a stone-hearted Meru woman, is a lucky one. They are said to come with a 20 year guarantee, warranty if you. For starters, South Imenti stands out as the most developed constituency not only in Meru but the whole of Mt Kenya East and according to the current MP Kathuri Murungi, it is an area that has a.

Meru, town, central Kenya, located about miles ( km) northeast of ed in the Eastern Highlands at an elevation of about 5, feet (1, metres), in a region known for its dense oak forests, Meru lies midway between Mount Kenya to the west and Meru National Park to the east.

It is connected by road to Embu and is the tribal centre of the Meru people. The conflicts there, perhaps slave trade by Arabs, forced them to retreat northeast to the interior of Kenya, and they settled by the slopes of Mount Kenya.

They were to refer to this location as the place of the Lord, the owner of the snow ("Nyaga") or ("Njeru" meaning white) — hence the name "Mwenenyaga" or "Mwenenjeru". Introduction In the s Jan Kuhanen, Mary Douglas, and Helge Kjekshus and more recently Paul Lovejoy and David Richardson, PhilipsCurtin, Toyin Falola, and Tiyambe Zeleza have shed light on the institution of debt bondage, pawnship and abduction in Africa.

These studies illustrated how in precolonial Africa individuals were held as collateral—usually by members of the same family—in lieu Author: Babere Kerata Chacha, Peter Waweru.

Mt Kenya is the ultimate hiking and climbing destination in Kenya. It is the highest mountain in Kenya and the second highest in Africa at m above sea level (asl), and features ice-capped peaks, outlandish glacial valleys, an array of crystal-clear glacial lakes (Tarns), and a myriad of other attractions.

The Meru people. The Meru - The Meru are closely related to the Kikuyu. They do not subscribe to the Kikuyu story of origin.

Their origin includes a place called Mbwaa with some respondents mentioning Misri. Meru traditions record that mbwaa was an island from which they could see wildlife on the mainland. There were two other Islands near Mbwaa. Mount Kenya is located in the former Eastern and Central provinces of Kenya, now Meru, Embu, Laikipia, Kirinyaga, Nyeri and Tharaka Nithi counties, about kilometres ( mi) south of the equator, around kilometres (93 mi) north-northeast of the capital Nairobi.

Mount Kenya is the source of the name of the Republic of g: Seven Second Summits, Country high point, Ultra. Figure 1 Mount Sumeru. Figure 1 Detail of a Map from the Edo period of Japanese history () see Japanese Connection This is a representation of Mount Sumeru (Shumisen)(Meru) The mountain according to this map is in the Himalaya Range on the border between India and Tibet.

eastern plains, and later, the Mwimbe, Muthambi, and Cuka, who border Meru to the south. This study will deal primarily with the peoples of Mount Kenya itself: the Imenti, Miutini, Igoji, Mwimbe, and Muthambe, touching on the other sub-divisions only when relevant to Meru history as a whole.

Fig. 1: The Peoples of Merri: Scope of the StLud. Mount Meru: so much more than Kilimanjaro’s little brother Many adventurers coming to Tanzania dream of climbing Mount Kilimanjaro, the highest mountain in Africa.

However, there’s a spectacular trekking alternative just around the corner: at metres, the rugged cliffs of Mount Meru tower above Arusha National Park. Mount Meru of Hindu traditions has clearly mythical aspects, being It is also quite interesting that in the continent of Africa, there is a town by the name of Meru at the foot of Mt Kenya at exactly the Equator, as well as a mountain called Meru lying in neighbouring Tanzania, at a place Mount Meru - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia 6 File Size: KB.

When We Began There Were Witchmen An Oral History from Mount Kenya Jeffrey A. Fadiman UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA PRESS Berkeley Los Angeles Oxford. Meru Mount Kenya Bandas: Good spot for a night on Mount Kenya - See 9 traveler reviews, 24 candid photos, and great deals for Meru Mount Kenya Bandas at Tripadvisor.4/5.

Like most other Kenyan Bantus, the Embu are believed to have come from Central Africa during the Bantu migration. Embu oral traditions, however, give somewhat conflicting versions of their historical origin.

One of the most widely accepted versions traces the origin of the Embu tribe to regions around the Nyambene hills, north of Mount Kenya.

Mount Kenya, volcano, central Kenya, lying immediately south of the Equator. It is the second highest mountain in Africa after Kilimanjaro, which is located some miles ( km) to the south. The Mount Kenya area was added to UNESCO’s World Heritage List in The base of the mountain lies at.

Meru Mount Kenya Lodge is located within Mount Kenya National Park on the eastern slopes of Mount Kenya. It is above Chogoria Township at an altitude of 3, meters, where dense forests and bamboo end and moorlands begin.

A great variety of wildlife may be seen in the vicinity of the bandas especially in the early mornings or evenings. Meru Mount Kenya Bandas: Could be better. - See 9 traveler reviews, 24 candid photos, and great deals for Meru Mount Kenya Bandas at Tripadvisor.3/5. The Shark’s Fin on Mount Meru has long been the ultimate prize in mountain climbing.

It is a ridiculous creation of Mother Nature, perched o feet above the Ganges River and essentially flat and straight-up. It is not a mountain; it is a wall. At the most challenging part of its ascent, climbers often travel meters in ONE DAY.

Ethnobotanical information and traditional medicines were investigated and documented in Embu and Mbeere districts, Eastern Province of Kenya. Oral interviews were obtained from over herbalists, both men and women aged between 40 and 80 years.

All the herbalists interviewed were Christians and had little formal by:. Gallery of gorgeous Mount Meru photographs from the TrekEarth community of world-class photographers. Critique photos and add your own.the official meru community on facebook The # FriendsofTharakaNithi, # Greentnc, and the leaders of Tharaka Nithi County will all join hands and # Walkforachild in support of the # MakuriDevelopmentForum.

William ole Ntimama being installed as a Meru ebook by Mzee John M’Rukunga when he toured a privately owned museum at Ruiga village in Central Imenti district on Ma