11 terms

maasai vocab

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ngai
god, he created all the cattle for the maasai
kraal
"corral", homestead, enclosure for cattle
alamal lenkapaata
opening of a new age set
laibon
male prophet
manyatta
maasai's home, made of mud and cow dung
emorata
male circumcision - entrance into moran status
enkishon
nursing mother, god, concept of getting pregnant
olpul
maasai ritual where morans just eat meat
eunoto
promotion from moran to jr elder
zebu
cattle with hump on back that has stored fat in it
olngesherr
jr. to sr. elder