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Indigenous Communities from Kenya

El Molo | Kalenjin | Kamba | Kikuyu | Kisii | Luhya | Luo | Maasai | Meru | Samburu | Swahili | Turkana

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El Molo
 
Indigenous Group El Molo (Also known as: Elmolo)
Location Kenya, Southeastern shore of Lake Turkana, Rift Valley Province, Elmolo Bay, Marsabit District, Eastern Province.
Estimated Population 400 (2000, M. Brenzinger)
Environment Plains / Desert / Arid
Lifestyle Sedentary
Subsistence Fishing / Gatherer / Hunting
Level of Assimilation Traditional
Language Family El Molo (Nearly Extinct)
Classification:
Afro-Asiatic, Cushitic, East, Western Omo-Tana; Nilo-Saharan, Eastern Sudanic, Nilotic, Eastern, Lotuxo-Teso, Lotuxo-Maa, Ongamo-Maa
Alternate names: Elmolo, Fura-Pawa, Ldes, Dehes, "Ndorobo"; Sambur, Sampur, Burkeneji, Lokop, E Lokop, Nkutuk
Dialects: The original language is close to Daasanach.(Near extinct); Chamus (Ilcamus, Njemps). Lexical similarity 94% to 88% with Chamus, 89% to 77% with Maasai, 59% with Ngasa (Ongamo), 82% between Chamus and Maasai.

Samburu
Classification:
Nilo-Saharan, Eastern Sudanic, Nilotic, Eastern, Lotuxo-Teso, Lotuxo-Maa, Ongamo-Maa
Alternate names: Sambur, Sampur, Burkeneji, Lokop, E Lokop, Nkutuk
Dialects: Chamus (Ilcamus, Njemps). Lexical similarity 94% to 88% with Chamus, 89% to 77% with Maasai, 59% with Ngasa (Ongamo), 82% between Chamus and Maasai.
Website URLs Ethnologue : Languages of Kenya
Wikipedia, El_Molo Village
Joshua Project, El Molo, Samburu-Speaking of Kenya
Peoples of Kenya The El Molo
Photos of the El Molo Tribe, By: Eric Lawton
Photo of El Molo Tribeswoman, By: Peter Beard
Photo of El Molo Boy, By: David Wall
Indigenous Peoples of Africa Coordinating Committee (IPACC), Image Archive, East Africa
"Experts Worried as 16 Local Languages are about to Vanish" (Kenya), By Donald Z Osborn
Lands and Peoples Africa, Volume 1.grolier incorporated 1999
NGOs WildiZe Foundation, Kenya
The Constant Gardener Trust
United Nations, Kenya
United Nations Development Programme ,Kenya
World Bank, Kenya
Kenya AIDS NGOs Consortium (KANCO)
Kenya Human Rights Commission
Equality Now
UNEP- Environment Liaison Center Internacional (ELCI)

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