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west african meaning 'adventurous traveler'.
alternate spelling Kymani or Ky-mani
okay, my names are Henry Kimani and I'm Kenyan (E. African).I'm a kikuyu by tribe and Kids in our traditions are named after thier immidiate relatives thus I was named after my uncle who was my mother's younger brother.My uncle was named after my great grandfather who was a great chief during the colonial times.The name kimani refers to something BIG (read great).Something notable and it's really amazing that in our tribe,Kimanis are very honest and hardworking men.They now how to treat their spouses right.I have much that I can tell but time is not on my side.Bye,Kim.
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Ky-mani marley, musician & actor. Kenya-Senior Chief Kimani wa Kaiga (wa means son of)of Kanyariri,Kikuyu.
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In 1957 the movie "Something of Value" staring Sydney Poitier and Rock Hudson, Sydney Poitier played the character of Kimani Wa Karanja from Kenya. The movie portrays the Mau Mau uprising in Kenya and shows the colonial and native African conflict caused by colonialism in Africa, with differing views on how life should be lived. The movie which was based on a book with the same title, was written by Robert Ruark.