The Sokoke is a breed of cat. The original name of the breed was Khadzonzos. This name was given to the cat by the local people the Giriama tribe who had known of the cat for a considerable time. It is speculated that this breed of cat had been around for possibly centuries before the intervention of the West. Khadzonzo means look like tree bark in the language of the Giriama people and it is plain to see why.