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Maasai
Indigenous Group Maasai (Also known as: Masai)
Location Kajiado and Narok districts in the Rift Valley Province of Kenya. Also, in the Ngorongoro, Kiteto and Simanjiro districts of the Arusha region in Tanzania
Estimated Population 453,000 (1994, Wikipedia)
Environment Savannah / Plain / Arid
Lifestyle Semi-nomadic
Subsistence Animal Husbandry / Agriculture
Level of Assimilation Traditional
Language Family Maasai
Classification: Nilo-Saharan, Eastern Sudanic, Nilotic, Eastern, Lotuxo-Teso, Lotuxo-Maa, Ongamo-Maa
Alternate Names: Masai, Maa, Kimaasai
Dialects: Kaputiei, Matapo, Keekonyokie, Laitokitok, Purko, Iloodokilani, Damat, Kisonko, Loitai, Moitanik (Wuasinkishu), Siria, Kore, Arusa (Arusha), Parakuyo (Baraguyu, Kwavi)
Website URLs Ethnologue: Maasai, A Language of Kenya
Maa (Maasai) Dictionary
Maasai
Maasai Association: Preserving and Celebrating Maasai Cultural Heritage
Maasai Language Project
The Maasai of Kenya and Tanzania: Cattle People
Wikipedia: Maasai
NGOs Maasai Association: Preserving and Celebrating Maasai Cultural Heritage
Maasai Education Discovery (MED)
Maasai Environmental Resource Coalition (MERC)
Survival International
Terrawatu: Bridging Indigenous and Modern Worlds
The Association for Progressive Communications
The Maasai American Organization

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