The Swahilis of Maasai Mara – Kenya

March 8, 2008 by  

Dive into the beauty of the Maasai Mara and the Serengeti … learn about the Swahilis … one of Africa’s most prominent tribes … The Swahili are a people and culture found on the coast of East Africa, mainly the coastal regions and the islands of Kenya and Tanzania, and north Mozambique. The name Swahili is derived from the Arabic word Sawahil, meaning “coastal dwellers”, and they speak the Swahili language. They also speak the official languages of their respective countries: English in Tanzania and Kenya, Portuguese in Mozambique, Somali in Somalia, and French in Comoros. Note that only a small fraction of those who use Swahili are first language speakers and even fewer are ethnic Swahilis. The Masai are an indigenous African ethnic group of semi-nomadic people located in Kenya and northern Tanzania. Due to their distinctive customs and dress and residence near the many game parks of East Africa, they are among the most well-known African ethnic groups internationally. They speak Maa, which is a part of the Nilo-Saharan language family — similar languages include Dinka, Nuer, Turkana — and Songhai, and are also educated in the official languages of Kenya and Tanzania: Swahili and English. The Maasai population has been variously estimated as 377,089 from the 1989 Census or as 453,000 language speakers in Kenya in 1994[2] and 430,000 in Tanzania in 1993 with a total estimated as “approaching 900,000″ Estimates of the respective Maasai populations in both countries are complicated by the remote locations of many villages, and their semi-nomadic nature. Although the Tanzanian and Kenyan governments have instituted programs to encourage the Maasai to abandon their traditional semi-nomadic lifestyle, the people have clung to their age-old customs.

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  1. chemicalafo on August 6th, 2008 9:06 pm

    CAN YOU SEND ME …
    CAN YOU SEND ME THIS BEAT

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  2. someonewhocansee on August 6th, 2008 9:06 pm

    My love is for the …
    My love is for the whole world .. Mexico the beautiful included:)

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  3. someonewhocansee on August 6th, 2008 9:06 pm

    Thank you so much . …
    Thank you so much .. Glad you enjoyed it!:)

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  4. Treasures4Food on August 6th, 2008 9:06 pm

    Beautiful and …
    Beautiful and moving, this was filmed with feeling.

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  5. soydebajamexico on August 6th, 2008 9:06 pm

    I can see the love …
    I can see the love you have just like I have for my Mexico,

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  6. CockpitpilotB737 on August 6th, 2008 9:06 pm

    no they are the …
    no they are the same, we all are kenyans

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  7. jedq on August 6th, 2008 9:06 pm

    are they like the …
    are they like the akia of tazaner

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  8. someonewhocansee on August 6th, 2008 9:06 pm

    Thank you for …
    Thank you for taking the time to watch and comment!:)

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  9. someonewhocansee on August 6th, 2008 9:06 pm

    They are:) .. this …
    They are:) .. this video is about the Swahilis of the Massai Mara ..

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  10. jedq on August 6th, 2008 9:06 pm

    i think the samw i …
    i think the samw i for the massi in the massie mare the number one massie in the world own the massie mara

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  11. HoygaDhaqanka on August 6th, 2008 9:06 pm

    hmm Swahilis and …
    hmm Swahilis and Massai are diffrent people.

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  12. someonewhocansee on August 6th, 2008 9:06 pm

    Thanks so much!:)
    Thanks so much!:)

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  13. Steadno on August 6th, 2008 9:06 pm

    very cool!
    very cool!

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  14. someonewhocansee on August 6th, 2008 9:06 pm

    You’re more than …
    You’re more than welcome my good friend!

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  15. jupitersmoon on August 6th, 2008 9:06 pm

    Thank you for …
    Thank you for sharing hans this is so beautiful

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  16. someonewhocansee on August 6th, 2008 9:06 pm

    I’m honored and …
    I’m honored and delighted you enjoyed this one my beloved friend!

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  17. someonewhocansee on August 6th, 2008 9:06 pm

    Merci to you!:)
    Merci to you!:)

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  18. mahbobane90 on August 6th, 2008 9:06 pm

    thanks dear hans, …
    thanks dear hans,very beautiful, your video is always admirable and wonderful, I like a lot.

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  19. takoua84 on August 6th, 2008 9:06 pm

    waaah !!! superbe …
    waaah !!! superbe vidéo, avec de magnifiques images, beau travail :D que de beauté soubhanallah !!! MERCI !!

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  20. someonewhocansee on August 6th, 2008 9:06 pm

    Beautiful .. Africa …
    Beautiful .. Africa is very diverse .. you will love it!

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  21. someonewhocansee on August 6th, 2008 9:06 pm

    I’m glad you …
    I’m glad you enjoyed the video .. thank you!

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  22. iadiedee on August 6th, 2008 9:06 pm

    I’m a little …
    I’m a little envious that you’ve been to the Serengeti my friend. WOW! These pictures are wonderful and the music enthralling.

    I only took courses about Africa in College and have long dreamed of going there. InshaAllah soon I will fulfill that and move to Morocco. My fiance has promised me trips to see what I want to see outside the country. Our home will be in Essaouira.

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  23. ASA753 on August 6th, 2008 9:06 pm

    MASHA Allah what a …
    MASHA Allah what a beautiful place one day i will go inshalla.

    This is lovely video indeed,thank you for posting.

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  24. someonewhocansee on August 6th, 2008 9:06 pm

    My love & Respects …
    My love & Respects to you .. to your people .. and to your beautiful homeland!

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  25. totalruts on August 6th, 2008 9:06 pm

    thank you for this …
    thank you for this video .My beautiful people,my homeland

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