Maasai 

THE MAASAI TRIBE CLANS SYSTEM

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Maasai society is strongly patriarchal in nature, with elder men, sometimes joined by retired elders, deciding most major matters for each Maasai group. A full body of oral law covers many aspects of behavior. Formal execution is unknown, and normally payment in cattle will settle matters. An out-of-court process is also practiced called ‘amitu’, ‘to make peace’, or ‘arop’, which involves a substantial apology. The monotheistic Maasai worship a single deity called Enkai or Engai . Engai has a dual nature: Engai Narok (Black God) is benevolent, and Engai Na-nyokie…

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