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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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Mara or the bush refers to African jungle and the Masai people give this area its name.
A new, low-tech solution is helping the Masai people in northern Tanzania outwit their age-old nemesis, lions, in a nonviolent manner.
One of these groups is the Masai people who live in the plain lands and do not play drums, but use their voice as they dance.
The agency is hosting a weekend of entertainment and activities for families on August 4 and 5, 2012, which includes cultural performances by Kenyan Masai people, a spa area for guests, safari games for families, and a golf simulator to test the users swing.
Summary: David Ochieng says he could never imagine seeing the Masai people of Kenya in Dubai.
The only signs of life in these parts between the few villages are the thatched Masai compounds or manyattas, the Masai people themselves and their herds of cattle, goats, sheep and donkeys.
NO JOURNEY to Kenya is complete till you've interacted with the tall, gangly and colourfully attired Masai people.
Inspired by the way the Masai people of Kenya walk, and the fact that they have practically no knowledge of shoes--or of back or joint problems--Masai Barefoot Technology (MBT) enables the body to stand and walk in the way nature intended.
The Masai people in Africa rely on strict conservation of the limited water they have, while people in India and Pakistan build small dams by their homes to collect rainwater.
There are some facts at the back of the book about Tanzania and the Masai people, plus facts about the animals, giving their names in Swahili with the pronunciation.
The company has also faced land-related problems in Kenya where the Masai people have been furious about the sale of their former grazing lands.