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Maa·sai

 (mä-sī′, mä′sī)
n.
Variant of Masai..
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Ma•sai

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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Even in my lifetime I have watched spear-carrying Maasai warriors loping over the savannah to prove their manhood on a ceremonial lion hunt.
Maasai warriors lead the way to an unforgettable torch-lit barbecue feast in the middle of Serengeti's National Park at the end of a remarkable three week journey.
Enuoto: A Maasai event of shaving of the morans This once in a lifetime ceremony (performed every ten years) marks the transition of young Maasai warriors (Maasai morans) into senior community warriors.
Morgan Schneiderlin (L) and Kevin Mirallas meet Maasai Warriors in Dar-Es-Salaam on July 12, 2017 in Tanzania.
By training local Maasai warriors as ilchokutis, lion protectors, KopeLion is able to inform local livestock herders of the lions' real-time location, and how to avoid them.
(1972) 'The Maasai warriors: pattern maintenance and violence in colonial Kenya', Journal of African History XIII (2): 271-90.
In the annual Last Male Standing Rhino Cup cricket tournament, a group of Maasai warriors battled Britains and Australians to draw attention to and raise funds for the almost extinct northern white rhino.
THEATRE worker Rebekah O'Brien ended up in a real life script more bizarre than anything on stage the night a troupe of performing Maasai warriors came to town.
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