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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