THE MAASAIS

The Maasais are a population of cattle ranchers and semi-nomadic warriors from East Africa, living in central and southwestern Kenya as well as in northern Tanzania. 
The Maasais maintain their cultural traditions. The Maasai oral tradition and archaeological data indicate that they migrated from northern Turkana Lake, namely the Nile Valley in Egypt and Sudan in the 15th century, accompanied by their domestic livestock. Their mother tongue is Maa. The Maasai society is run by the village elders. Each member of the community holds a special place. For example, women are self-reliant because they build their own homes, look for meals and educate their children. 
The men, meanwhile, ensure the safety of the village and take care of livestock. 
They also make the big decisions for the community. 
The Maasais are very attached to their tradition. Their society is divided into age classes and each period of life gives them rights as well as homework. The Maasai are fond of meat and blood from their zebus, which they take without killing the animal. Livestock is considered a mark of wealth. Moreover, this population gives a special place to oloiboni or laibon. 

The latter is a person who mediates between God and humans. He also acts as a healer because he is supposed to know all the medicinal plants and the magic practices. Finally, when the Maasai plan to go elsewhere for other pastures, they burn their habitats. Their society is divided into age class.

 

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