Culture Samburu 

Lmuget Lelaing’oni cerebration among Samburu

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Lmuget is a traditional ceremony for the Samburu tribe initiatives to upgrade from one age set to another after circumcision of boys to Morans. Morans will perform several celebrations before there are initiated into young elders and allowed to marry. Lmuget Lelaing’oni which is a traditional Lmuget severally celebrated by the morans after which they are intiated into eldership as young elders. The Laing’oni (uncastrated bulls) which is slaughter during the ceremony signifies actually not the animal but the warrior whose time is up to the task of leading the…

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Borana Culture 

Borana Proverbs with English Translation Part 3

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The speech of the Borana is an Oromo langauge closely related to the speech of two other Oromo groups, the Arsi and the Guji. These three closely related forms of the Oromo language family are classified together as one language under the name Borana-Arsi-Guji Oromo. Since the speech of these three peopls is mutually-intelligible, the speech of these three peoples are officially classified as dialects of the one language under their individual names. In Ethiopia the speech of these eoples along with the separate langauges of other Oromo peoples are…

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Culture Yakunte 

Last of the Yaaku Community (tribe) of Kenya endangered

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Former hunter-gatherers and beekeepers, the Yaaku people were assimilated by their neighbours Maasai people who practiced pastoralist culture. The Yaaku people, of Kenya’s Rift Valley, number only around 4,000. And only seven people, who 70 years of age can speak the ethnic group’s native language Yakunte, fluently. The seven people in the Kenya who speak Yakunte language are now they are trying to save it. The Yaaku are believed to have migrated from Ethiopia to Kenya, where they settled in the Mukogodo forest, west of Mount Kenya, more than 100…

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