If you are a social media user I guess you have come across the official Kenyan Dictionary memes and their actual meaning in the streets. Kenyan Dictionary means a series of words, nouns, adjectives, questions and phrases said only in Kenya and have a certain meaning specifically in Nairobi aka Kanairo. The words are in English, Kiswahili and Sheng. The Kenyan Dictionary was started on August 15, 2021.
Kenyan Dictionary is inspired by Mejja verses in his song Kanairo. ‘Karibu Kanairo, Karibu Kenya, tuna tabia zetu tu’ which means: “Welcome to Nairobi, welcome to Kenya, we have our own behaviours” in English.
What is Kenyan Dictionary?
Kenyan dictionary (@kenyandictionary) is an Instagram page which posts a series of viral trending words which have specific meaning in Kenya. The words are a mixture of some slang, English and Sheng. For example… ‘Nyonga Monkey” is a word which has a very different meaning in the streeet. Also we have “Mtaro” or “Kuni” which has a very different meaning in Kenya. Most of these words are sheng but sheng imeomoka. The Westlands typa sheng which is different from Eastlands.
Who Started Kenyan Dictionary?
The Kenyan dictionary was started on August 15 2021, the owner/publisher is not yet revealed to the public. The Kenyan Dictionary is believed to be run by University Graduates who have passion in content creation. However the Kenyan Dictionary has been featured by various media such as Nation.Africa, Kiss FM and Tuko. Also the dictionary has been used in various Social Media platforms.
Kenyan Dictionary Memes
The Kenyan Dictionary memes have been going viral as from August 2021. The memes have been well received in all Social Media platforms. You can’t miss a Kenyan Dictionary meme on WhatsApp Statuses and groups, Tiktok videos, Twitter updates or even Instagram stories and posts. The Kenyan Dictionary Instagram page has over 50K followers within a short time.
100 Kenyan Dictionary words and their Meaning
- Baby gurl – Means a Kenyan woman who wants nothing but a princess treatment.
- Mum amekusalimia – It is a lie used in a relationship to make your partner feel special.
- Instagram – The app that makes Kenya look like the happiest country in Africa
- Ndio huyu mimi nakam – It means the person has not even showered and will derail you.
- Kiongozi – Someone who pays the bills
- I think I need space – Means I already have somebody new and if it doesn’t work I might come back.
- Hey long time, Uko Aje? – When a Kenyan is about to ask a favour from you.
- Si Tupostpone – When someone has found better plans than yours
- Gin – The liqour that keeps many Kenyans away from depression
- Covid ikiisha nitakam – Which means there are high chances of Arsenal winning the league than this happening.
- Thrifted – Overpriced Mtumba clothes.
- Si pole bas – When all types of apologies aren’t working and you are out of ideas.
More to be updated – Stay tuned!