manyatta

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manyatta

(mænˈjætə)
n
(Human Geography) a settlement of Masai people characterized by a common fence
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Her homestead has two manyattas, and out of one comes Semeiyan.
I have two Manyattas (traditional Maasai house) where my two wives live.
These solar systems were gifted to families living in manyattas (a term used to describe Maasai homesteads), identified by community elders for the pilot program.
It is home to 760 families, cobbled together in traditional dwellings known as manyattas, which are made of twigs and other materials.
We were driven in six Land Rovers and a truck to the manyattas [homesteads]--all sixty of us.
For a couple of years, Lukas Kaburu, the nurse in charge at Korbesa Health Centre has been attending to delivery of babies in manyattas (traditional huts) among the Borana community in Isiolo County.
The resort's design and architecture interprets the concept of traditional Masai villages (bomas) which incorporate manyattas or tents, each of which will assure a sense of intimacy and seclusion.
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.
In the manyattas (small traditional huts), cooking is done over an open fire in the centre of the hut.
A woman left her home with the jiko still on and strong winds spread the flames to neighbouring manyattas, he said.
At least 280 agro-pastoralist households, also known as manyattas in Abim, Kbong, Moroto, Kotido, Amudat, Nakapiripirit and Napak districts will directly benefit from the irrigation systems.
Four matched pairs of containers were used on each of eight daily market runs from neighboring manyattas to the Isiolo market.