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The Maasai

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What do Maasai do to express their feelings?
they sing in groups
who are considered wealth in themselves?
Women and children
Who builds the houses in Massai culture?
The women
In order to survive, women have to
attach themselves to a man
Before circumcision, girls belong to
the warriors
In the circumcision ceremony, a girl is giving away
her childhood name and is becoming a woman
After a girl is circumcised, she has the right to
become pregnant
When the girl's parents have a circumcision ceremony, they are announcing they have a
daughter without mishap
Marriages are arranged for
the boys and girls
After the circumcision, the girl goes where?
to her new village
Why are Massai women happy to be married?
because their brothers mistreat them. and are happy to have their own home and bed.
The girls first four nights in the new village are spent at her
mother in laws house
When she is brought to the new village and shown her cattle, she is given what rights?
walking rights
Marriage has more to do with ______ than friendship and affection.
Cattle
Women give away their _____ as presents to women
children.
The Massai believe in one high God named
Enkai. They believe they are his chosen people.
Originially, there were only three groups of people created named
Toroboro (Pygmies) Kikuyu (farmers) and the Maasai (Pastoralists)
The Maasai believe what about their cattle?
They believe that all cattle in the world are theirs by right.