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Samburu
Indigenous Group Samburu (Also known as: Sambur, Sampur, Burkeneji, El Lokop, Lokop, Loikop, Nkutuk)
Location Kenya, Samburu District, and south and east shores of Lake Baringo, Baringo District, Rift Valley Province
Estimated Population 171,699 (2002, peoplegroups)
Environment Savannah / Valley / Arid
Lifestyle Semi-nomadic
Subsistence Pastoralism / Agriculture / Animal Husbandry
Level of Assimilation Traditional
Language Family 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: Samburu, A language of Kenya
Wikipedia, Samburu
The Africa Guide, Samburu
People Profile: The Samburu
Samburu Mission Team
The Samburu People
Robert Carr Hartley Photography, Samburu
Pilot guides, Samburu
Samburu Council
NGOs The Samburu Project
International Work Group for Indigenous Affairs (IWGIA)
United Nations, Kenya
United Nations Development Programme, Kenya
World Bank, Kenya
Kenya AIDS NGOs Consortium (KANCO)
Kenya Human Rights Commission
Wildlife Conservation Society
SNV Netherlands Development Organisation
International Community for the Relief of Starvation and Suffering (ICROSS)

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