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Kenya, Sacred Mijikenda Kaya Forests

 Posted by , last edited on December 18, 2013 at 05:21:51

Location Coast Province, Kenya
Coordinates S3 55 55 E39 35 46
Property 1,538 ha
Date of Inscription 2008

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The Mijikenda Kaya Forests consist of 11 separate forest sites spread over some 200 km along the coast containing the remains of numerous fortified villages, known as kayas, of the Mijikenda people. The kayas, created as of the 16th century but abandoned by the 1940s, are now regarded as the abodes of ancestors and are revered as sacred sites and, as such, are maintained as by councils of elders. The site is inscribed as bearing unique testimony to a cultural tradition and for its direct link to a living tradition.

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