# Welcome to Kuma

Welcome to the official documentation for Kuma, a modern distributed Control Plane with a bundled Envoy Proxy integration.

The word "Kuma" means "bear" in Japanese (クマ).

The core maintainer of Kuma is Kong, the maker of the popular open-source Kong Gateway 🦍.

# Get started

Read about service mesh

Read about Kuma

Install Kuma

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Explore the API

Last Updated: 4/21/2021, 8:30:00 PM