How many clans are there in Kipsigis?
The Kipsigis have more than 200 exogamous patrilineal clans, which serve as descent groups.
How many tribes are there in Kalenjin?
They are divided into 11 culturally and linguistically related tribes: Kipsigis, Nandi, Keiyo, Marakwet, Sabaot, Pokots, Tugen, Terik, Sengwer, Lembus, and Ogiek. They speak Kalenjin languages, which belong to the Nilotic language family.
How do Kipsigis call their god?
The Kipsigis believe in a supreme being, Asis (sun) who was also known as ‘Ingolo’ or ‘Ngolo’, and ‘Cheptabel’.
Are there Kalenjins in Ethiopia?
The ancestors of the Kalenjins were emigrants from Ethiopia (Cushites) and the Sudan (Nilotes), who left their native places between 2000 and 1000 BC, respectively, as well as hunter-gatherers already living in present-day Kenya.
What do the Nandi call their god?
In traditional Nandi religion, there was no pantheon of gods and spirits, but rather a single deity called Asis or Cheptalel, and personified by the sun.
Is there a list of Kipsigis clans?
INFINITIVE LIST OF KIPSIGIS CLANS.;If your clan is not here; then probably does not exist. 6. Kibang’wanek 22. Kapchepkitwaek 46. Kaparsingil 49. Kapsaosanik 58. Kapkorukek 62. Kapbarimbari
What is the traditional occupation of the Kipsigis?
The traditional occupations of the Kipsigis included semi-pastoral herding, military expeditions, and farming millet. Living on the Western Highlands at an altitude of 1500 to 2000m, the Kipsigis now also grow maize, wheat, pyrethrum, coffee and tea. 5.3.1 1. Nandiek (Nandi) 5.3.2 2. Kosobo / Kosobek / Kamama (Abagusii) 5.3.3 3. Lim/Liumek (Luo)
Are the Kipsigis abugusii adoptees?
Since, the Kipsigis went on to adopt many clans mostly from Abagusii to the effect that residents of Bomet town and its environs are exclusively Abugusii adoptees.
What is kosibon Kipngetich?
Kosibon, Elijah Kipngetich (2018). An Oral Narrative about Kapchebereek Clan Among the Kipsigis People of Kenya to His Son Dr. Festus Kipkorir Ngetich. Unpublished.