Amboseli National Park Tour and Amazing The Maasai in Kenya Tourist Attractions

The Masai Masai, Masai, or Masai are an East African ethnic group native to the plains in southern Kenya and northern Tanzania. Despite its relatively small proportion of the population is largely retained the Masai for their semi-nomadic lifestyle, their clothes and striking a residential area near national parks, probably best known ethnic group in East Africa . Although it has a hand to the old ways of life, they understand the other hand, to promote their culture. It has a literary monument to David Lee and others. together with his novel The Waters of Sanjan.
Residents of East Africa will be half a million Masai actual number of them are not very ethnic groups in the census of the population of Kenya, the Maasai, runs many of them, because they are afraid. discrimination in Tanzania is not taken into account. The Masai, who live in southern Kenya.
The society of the Masai were divided into subgroups called 16 Iloshon these four sub-groups living mainly in Tanzania, mainly in Kenya are mainly found in the Serengeti in Tanzania and the Masai Mara. and Amboseli National Park in Kenya.
The language of the language of the family Nilo - Saharan Maasai and Samburu language Nilotic language group, both groups are considered Maa Maasai language, many people also speak English and Swahili. In Swahili, Masai or Wamaasai called Mmaasai
Linguistic cooperation to a conclusion about the origin of the ancestors of the move. Pastoral Masai people of southern Sudan and the Nile Valley in Kenya and Tanzania.

The Masai are a famous warrior and pastors. Due to the increasing expansion of the nomadic life of the Masai of Kenya is increasingly hindered. Natural Reserves Masai Mara, Tsavo, Amboseli and Serengeti restrict this freedom of movement also. Their culture revolves around meat. A "good" Massai has no fewer than 50 head of cattle. The consumption of cow's blood, sometimes mixed with milk, is part of life and ceremonies. Here the cattle of the head is held with an arrow and placed in the jugular vein to swell scored - but not broken. After collection of up to two liters, is connected to the body and life. After adding the milk, the ship is shaken for a long time to avoid a "blood clot". It's cool - and drinking is the main food of the Masai - but even after a maturity period of two days. Saroi called.
The Maasai do not hunt as well. They feed mainly on the flesh of their sheep and goats. Sometimes, though Massai warriors hunting lions and elephants, to show his own strength.
The cockpit of the Masai is made of dried cow dung, forming a family of several cabins enkang. It is often mistakenly referred to as manyatta, but says the huts of the warriors and kraalartigen, honeycomb houses manure mud without a grass roof. Some of the huts, the dream, even in small animals, is considered a thorn hedge. At night the cattle, sheep and goats in these protected areas.
There are many ceremonies. Well known is the crux of men dancing. Young Masai Morani jump, while in the highest place possible and demonstrate their strength. The killing of a lion that was once a prerequisite to have a wife. There are indications that this is in remote areas is still celebrated today. Similarly, young men often had to live for years in a town built especially one of them. In contrast, there is more space.
Maasai children after circumcision in a black suit
Amboseli Maasai huts near
In men, circumcision is practiced. The kids are summarized all classes from 7 to 15 years of age and then cut together, which is celebrated with a big party. Thus, the age varies significantly by age group. The mother of his son shaved by the ritual of circumcision, the first bald. Members of the tribe depends on the young black suit olaibatak ceremonial. For months after the ceremony, children dressed in black circumcised. Dance the night away and sing the song Morani circumcision in honor of the new members. On the morning comes the pruning, the only child spills milk on his head and then separated without anesthesia and with different tools and other means, without the foreskin. This allowed the children show no signs of pain - otherwise the father would not give them the promised cattle and dishonor to the family. The ash is applied disinfectant - but this in no way prevents many serious infections, but is still doing. After circumcision, women praise the new warrior with song and dance. A few days later, the kids can go back to hunting birds. Like many stuffed birds mounted on a ring head and raise the profile of young women.
In women, genital mutilation is practiced. The girls are crying, but can be limited by older women. At birth, Maasai women mourn not, give them in areas where it occurs in other ethnic groups overlap in the hospital delivery room of the indictment of secrecy to be cruel. Masai women have against Kisii women for "cloth".
Masai women in traditional jewelry
With nearly 35 years, the change Morani at a grand ceremony in the age group of older people. This council of elders governs all the affairs of the tribe, no heads of the Maasai.
At the wedding, the groom is the bride's parents must pay a dowry. The amount is set here to 25 won the bridegroom chooses the bride, the parents of both voice and vote in the achievement of the wedding. The bride's consent is not required.
This is the Masai allowed to practice polygamy. A man therefore can have as many women as it allows the number of their cattle. However, women tend to be 2.1, a maximum of five women who are not rare, they can have up to 30 single men and women. The prestige of a man rises in the number of their cattle and women. Each woman lives with her children in a house. Each night will decide the Maasai man who wants to stay in their wives. He visited a Masai one that belongs to the same age group, you can ask to spend the night with one of his wives. This is considered impolite to refuse. The women here have no voice. This sexual behavior and also makes condoms are rejected, the Maasai are highly vulnerable to HIV infection.

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