Shungwaya (also Singwaya) is an origin myth of the Mijikenda peoples. Traditions known collectively as the Shungwaya Myth describe a series of migrations of Bantu peoples dating to the 16th-17th centuries from a region to the north of the Tana River. These Bantu migrants were held to have been speakers of Sabaki Bantu languages. Other Bantu ethnic groups, smaller in number, are also suggested to been part of the migration. From Shungwaya, the Mount Kenya Bantu (Kamba, Kikuyu, Meru, Embu, and Mbeere) are then proposed to have migrated to the west of where they presently reside.
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