Monday, January 18, 2010


Though I know less about the Kuria tribe, I am still very proud to share the little knowledge of my own tribe. I was born and raised in a city far away from my own origin, but that did not discourage or stop me from being and going to my roots.
             The Kuria are indigenous African ethnic group of semi-nomadic located in Kenya and northern Tanzania. So now you have the Kuria from Tanzania and Kenya. The Tanzanian's Kuria's are found in the northern part of the country from Lake Victoria all the way to the border of Kenya (Sirari), and some had immigrated to the Serengeti areas. They are also divided into different Groups called "Kibhara", such as Nyabasi, Bakira, Bairege, Bagumbe (who reside in both Kenyan and Tanzanian districts), Batimbaru, Banyamongo, Bakenye, Baikoma, Bamerani, Banchari,Bairege,Batimbaru, as well as several others, this groups distinguish what part of the northern they reside, also it breaks down to what they call "Ikhisaku" or "Entrance" such Bahirimbaki, bahirigaini, and the list goes, which also breaks down to what family or ancestors you belong. Let me break myself down, my group is "Munchari" and that's will tell you i am from Northern part called Bhunchari, my Entrance or "Ikhisaku" is "Muhirimbaki" and my ancestors are "Makore son of Kiraryo".

As you can see on the map i have marked the kuria's territories with red. From the map also you can tell the tribe is verry small which strongly established itself on the border of Tanzanania and kenya. They both share the border and river Mara. One will think the river Mara and close to the Lake victoria will make this guys very busy fishing, the answer is NO!! the kurya spend most of their time grazing and farming.


  1. Amakora ga abakuria(Kuria Generation sets)
    Abasae Abachuma
    Abanyamburiti Abamyaangi
    Abagamunyeri Abagini
    Abamaina Abamairabe/Abangorongo

  2. Some famous circumcision age sets by names
    Abota Mesongo
    Abanting'uri abaruga mabere na maguta na yama ya bhoke
    Note that these names vary from clan to clan although some may be common in the various clans
    The list is by no means exhaustive

  3. Thank you so! much guys let's keep this going. Let's keep Kuria Alive. Mukoreee-bhuya

  4. Murra tutagenderia kutebhania insika ya Abhakuria! Abhaikoma tare Bhakuria he Murra hata nunyorra amang'ana amarru ngatubhanaini! Esarro yane Machare ya Nyabhasi. Hata igho Abhakurya sasa igho na abharu torre nokobha abhana bheito bhatagusumacha igikurya!

  5. I am in a process of trying to document a history of kurya descendancy with regards to my family which now leave in Europe and has no clue whatsoever, I will be you gays collecting some crucial information from you. In makora where are the bhangamunyeri I used to hear from my late mama?

    1. That is a good Plan Masubho.
      This history will help us to know our origin, also I plan to Write a research work about Kurya people.
      So when you are about to Start It is better to notify us so that we can help each other.

    2. Wambura M.C.MbusiMay 28, 2013 at 12:05 AM

      Mura Weito Peter,
      Mbuya ole? Nuni, Wambura Mbusi kogokyelya,where are you brother.Myself also,I am writing a historical book for Kurya and I have no Capital.Please let us get in touch and do this job together.
      My contact are : Email address: mbusi_w@yahoo.com
      Mobile phone# +255 752 994403

  6. Speaking of Amakora abhaNgoreme, (the group that I belong) we have have 4 makoras Abhanyambureti, Abhaghamunyari, Abhamaina, Forgot the fourth. these makoras repeats after the older generation is "gone". So it goes like this... Watoto wa Abhanyambureti is Abhaghamunyari, na watoto wa abhaghamunyari ni Abhamaina, na watoto wa Abhamaina "I forgot" na watoto wa "I forgot" is Abhanyambureti. The circle starts over again.

  7. About amakora for us Abhasimbete(Wasimbiti) tuna Makora ya Abhasae,Abhanyambureti,Abaghamnyeri na Abhamaina.
    Yaani Babu yangu alikuwa Umunyambureti,Baba Umughamnyeri na mimi Omomaina.

  8. abanto beito bono mbokeye.. nighule buya saana lero hano nsikaini iinto eno ntanyora manyere hai...igha ngotokana ernge hano waye,...

  9. sory i forgot to mention my names are Rose Boke Mugaya...

  10. mimi naitwa Bhoke Mugaya Mairo from Mara Serengeti- Mugumu,uni nu umutimbaru umuhili Mwita, toraiberekera inchaghe. nimefurahisaana kuupata huu ukurasa ... thank you can get me in face book my account name are Mairow Booke..

  11. Thanks for letting me know a little bit of kurya,,but,,i would like to know the origin of kurya,,the source.

  12. I've enjoyed joining my fellow Kuryans it is an interesting to read more about our tribe. Let us keep our heritage alive. I live in Malawi still i value our heritage. Keep it up.

  13. Keep it up,i am appreciating what you are doing.

  14. Why do some kurian "clans" such as wangoreme normally do not like to identify themselves as wakurya? Anyway, you people if you real want to write a history of wakurya you need to undertake a serious research. To my understanding, very little scientific research has been conducted on this matter. So i wish you all the best, but if you are real serious.


  15. Try visiting this site you will certainly find it interesting!

    Job Qhenkori Chacha

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  17. Thanks again Sam!
    Sometime back I emailed you this web site.
    It makes interesting reading. Have a look at it.
    And then I was wondering how we go about "Chombarizing" or is it "Swahilizing" Kurya names [of people and places]!

    Is there a Kurya name "MatiKU"? Or isn't it more realistic if it were written "MatiKO"? Or for that matter "Mukami" which ought to be "MOkami". Have you ever heard of a place called "Pemba" in Bhunchari which really is "Bhembha". In fact the Kurya language vehemently avoids the letter "L" by emphasizing the "R" to the point of even suggesting a "string of "RS" which would help you pronounce the vegetable "INKURRRA" properly.

    Well I am sure this blog will get more exciting

  18. in NGOREME AMAKORA 1. abhanyambureti
    2. abhaghamnyari 3. Abhamaina 4. Abhasae

  19. I really people how are proud of themselves.

  20. if you want to know the origin of abakuria, trace the origin of the abasweta and abagirango...abasweta carried the language.

    focus like a laser on the migration paths of the sweta group from masaba and beyond. I have interesting theories about this. I am omogusii

  21. amang'ana bhana na bhaghaka na bhakungu bha mweito

  22. amang'ana bhana na bhaghaka na bhakungu bha mweito

  23. mbuya mona weito,,taya ko barua pepe yao omonto agokerii sana!

  24. Mokola buya gokohetoka Kuria, montoree enkolo bhokon`ngu nendatune Tata gokoba nandekere amangana gonswe agabakuria kebore basemekere ana emeka 99. Nuni Ibra Nkirya

  25. Bhana bheto Ndabhakerya, mbuya more.

    Whoever wants to write history/origin of the Kurya people will be better off by starting with studying the oral traditions and TERMS in our tribe which could hint at our origin. Let me give examples.

    In my childhood i have always observed our parents getting agigated about somebody having passed family "secrets" outside to some "OMOHAMATE". For some reason I strongly believe this term refered to HAMITES, meaning that Kuria were not of Hamitic stock. Bantus are mostly not Hamitic.

    Kurias are kins to Kisii people. The later have an oral tradition that they migrated from somewhere in the middle East, went through a place called MISIRI, and were separated by many other groups around Mt. Ruwenzori where some groups took left and went right.

    Hebrews in year 60-70 AD were massaccared by the Romans. About a milion died, many were taken to slavery but the bulk escaped into Africa through Egypt right into other parts of Africa. This movement could support those given by the Kissii people.

    These traditions also shed light to the fact that Kurias are Bantus, and bantus are believed to have descended from the original hebrews which explain why Kurias like other bantus conduct circumcision (sometimes even female), separate themselves from mensturating women, inherit women once their husbands have passed away conduct their ceremonies based on lunar calendar. Kuria laws of inheritance are similar to the laws given to Moses. Whoever decides to write this history please cover this weath of culture in our tribe

  26. hongera wote for the good that we are doing towards the development of tha great kurya tribe..,Blessed be kuryans.,AMEN.

  27. kuna kisa kimoja kuhusu yuda na yule mwanamke alye ahidiwa kupewa mwanamume baada ya mue wake kufa ili kuendeleza ukoo wa marehemu hata ukuryani inafanyika tofauti na makabila mengine tulichunguze hili pia

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  30. Is it true that kuria people originated from Sudan..!?