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The Maasai Culture

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Kenya recognizes over fifty tribes of native people. The Maasai are one of the very few tribes who have retained most of their traditions, lifestyle and lore. Unlike many other tribes in Kenya, the Maasai are semi-nomadic and pastoral: they live by herding cattle and goats.

According to their oral history, the Maasai people’s origins are in the Nile Valley region of what is now South Sudan, before they moved south around 300 years ago, conquering other tribes and living as nomadic pastoralists.