Giriama


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a Bantu language spoken in the coastal regions of eastern Kenya

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lThere is a Teeside double for Tony Kimberley as Giriama (Jeremy Hindley) gets the better of Ackabarrow (Eric Collingwood/Steve Woolley) in the juvenile conditions race, and Merry Cindy (Brian Lunness) takes
The focus throughout the book is on the Giriama and Swahili ethnic groups.
89-125),the author discusses the current economic discrepancies between the Giriama and the Swahili.
127-175), discusses the Giriama attitudes toward Islam Here the author contrasts the religious differences between the Swahili and the Giriama.
177-220) the author discusses the Giriama healing ritual.
Similarly, refusing to pay taxes, providing labor and forced relocation, the Giriama (35) rebelled in 1914 against British colonialism in Kenya: "The colonial administration had attempted to introduce taxes and to relocate people according to the requirements of the labor market, in order to boost economic conditions along the coast" (Herbert 2003: 219).
35) The Giriama migrated in the 17th century from Somaliland to present-day Kenya and built a fortress called Kaya Fungo in the district of Kilifi South, northwest of Mombasa (Herbert 2003, 219).