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AFRICAN MASAI STATUES
MASAI MAIDEN STATUE
The Maasai are a Nilotic
ethnic group of semi-nomadic people inhabiting southern Kenya and northern
They are among the best known local populations due to their residence near the
many game parks of the African Great Lakes, and their distinctive customs and
dress. The Maasai speak Maa,a member of the Nilo-Saharan language family that is
related to Dinka and Nuer.
They are also educated in the official languages of Kenya and Tanzania, Swahili
The Maasai population has been reported as numbering 841,622 in Kenya in the
2009 census,compared to 377,089 in the 1989 census.
The Tanzanian and Kenyan governments have instituted programs to encourage the
Maasai to abandon their traditional semi-nomadic lifestyle, but the people have
continued their age-old customs.
Recently, Oxfam has claimed that the lifestyle of the Maasai should be embraced
as a response to climate change because of their ability to farm in deserts and
Many Maasai tribes throughout Tanzania and Kenya welcome visits to their village
to experience their culture, traditions, and lifestyle.
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