How the Maasai labelled most of Kenya
SEE ALSO :Kenya stock rises in new wealth rankingNakurro is the Maasai word for the Anglicised form, Nakuru, in reference to the characteristically barren scrublands around the Lake Nakuru basin. The same may refer to the winds that frequently whirl around the enclave, engulfing it with clouds of dust, hence, "the place of the dust-storms". Eldoret derives its name from the Maa word e-ntore, which means "stony river" in reference to the stony bed of the Sosiani River, which traverses over the Uasin Gishu (il-wuasin-kishu) Plateau. Ngong’ distorts the Maa Enk-ongu which, together with its synonym E-nchorro (Njoro), stands for "water spring". The common Maasai name for Ngong’ is E-nchorro E-muny, which directly translates as "Rhino Spring". Others include Nyahururu (e-naiwurruwurr), meaning waterfall, Naivasha (e-naiposha), meaning lake and Limuru (Loolmorog) in reference to the native plum tree species. Loresho (O-lorresho), which is synonymous with Uthiru (Lo-sero), refer to the "scrublands" that were initially found at the foothills west of Nairobi.
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