Culture Gabbra 

The Gabbra People and Their clans

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The Gabra tribe are predominantly pastoralists in nature,the tribe occupy of Marsabit County in Northern Kenya along the great Chalbi desert. The clans system is one of the important setup amongst the community since it symbolizes diversity and significance. Gabra society is organized according to patrilineal descent and its basic unit is clan (balbal). There are about forty clans in the Gabra society, composing of five phratries (gos); Algana, Sharbana, Gar, Galbo and Odola. Each of the clan has different origin, with Borana, Rendile, and Somali contributing people to make up the…

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Borana Culture 

Borana Greetings!!!

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Borana language is one of those cushitic language that can easily be learnt. Borana greeting are widely used across northern Kenya especially in Isiolo County and Marsabit County but some people really don’t know what to use when, and end up misusing the borana greetings…. Here medianorth have suggestion and outline Borana greetings and their response depending on gender and time of the day, : Babarot kae–> (plural form), morning greeting. (singular forms: baran katte (male) bartun katte (female) Olman badada —-> (past midday till evening) Galchumi wolgul galle —>evening…

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Gabra cultural night Cultural Events 

Gabra Cultural Night 2015 Edition

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Dwellers of Chalbi Desert Gabra community invites all people from Gabra community, friends and any other interested people to join them on 14th November to celebrate Gabra culture and its beauty The Gabra (Gabbra or Gebra) people are Oromo-speaking camel pastoralist ethnic group occupying the arid Chalbi desert of Northern Kenya and the highlands of Southern Ethiopia. The name “Gabra” may have roots in the Oromo word Gabaro, meaning “vassal” and possibly indicating an association within the Borana federation. Also read: The Chalbi desert, the only true desert in Kenya…

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