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 (mä-sī′, mä′sī)
Variant of Masai..


or Maa•sai

(məˈsaɪ, ˈmɑ saɪ)

n., pl. -sais, (esp. collectively) -sai.
1. a member of a traditionally pastoral African people of the upland steppes of S Kenya and NE Tanzania.
2. the Nilotic language of the Masai.
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In Kenya is a wildlife reserve called the Maasai Mara, where the Maasai people, an indigenous tribe, also live.
These conservancies have been instrumental in creating habitat for wildlife such as carnivores, while also leading to increased tourism potential and income for local Maasai communities.
The Maasai tribe, who have lived in the Serengeti for generations, have also been deeply involved in the opening.
They have created The Joseph Thomson Maasai Trust which is committed to celebrating and sharing the achievements of their esteemed ancestor.
MAASAI JOBSbrIn an interview with Nation in Mombasa, Prof Maringa said the recent chaos by the Maasai community will not affect the set timeline.
Turning their backs on piles of potatoes and stacks of grain, the local Maasai have temporarily paused mundane shopping activities to focus on a spectacle far more extraordinary.
When Sarah, a smart, tenacious and softly spoken Maasai, first approached Nick in 2007 with a plea to end FGM, she knew what she was talking about.
Maasai women come together IT'S not unusual to see a crowd gathered for Talek's weekly market, but today the dusty, sun-scorched streets are especially busy.
Rita was also snapped last week in a Maasai Village during her break, where she met and sang with local kids.
In recent years, settler descendants in Kenya have found their rights to hold land in Laikipia challenged by Maasai activists.
Caption: Maasai Re-Construction, 2011 Oil and wax on canvas 72.
One young Maasai is said to have been shot and critically