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THE MAASAI LANGUAGE: AN INTRODUCTION



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The Maasai or ‘Maa’ language is a member of the East Nilotic branch of the Nilo-Saharan language family spoken in southern Kenya and northern Tanzania. The Maasai tribe is a unique and popular tribe due to their long preserved culture. The Maasai people of East Africa live in southern Kenya and northern Tanzania along the Great Rift Valley on semi-arid and arid lands. The Maasai have a reputation of being fierce warriors renowned for their bravery and valor in battle. Warrior hood prepares young males to be responsible both to themselves and their community. Despite education, civilization, Christianity and western cultural influences, the Maasai people have remained loyal to their traditional way of life, making them a symbol of indigenous Kenyan culture. Maasai's distinctive culture, dress style and strategic territory along the game parks of Kenya and Tanzania have made them one of East Africa's most internationally famous and easily recognized people in the region. Language and culture are inseparable and it is hoped that all readers will find the book a useful guide in not just understanding the Maasai language, but also gaining valuable insight on aspects of Maasai culture and traditions.

Detalhes do Produto

    • Ano de Edição: 2016
    • Ano:  2016
    • País de Produção: Canada
    • Código de Barras:  2001038438122
    • ISBN:  9781468972986

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