The Maasai (sometimes misspelled "Masai") are a Nilotic ethnic group of semi-nomadic people located in Kenya and northern Tanzania. They are among the best known of African ethnic groups, due to their distinctive customs and dress and residence near the many game parks of East Africa. They speak Maa (ɔl Maa), a member of the Nilo-Saharan language family that is related to Dinka and Nuer, and are also educated in the official languages of Kenya and Tanzania: Swahili and English. The Maasai population has reported as numbering 840,000 in Kenya in the 2009 census, compared to 377,000 in 1989 and 400,000 in 2000.
The Tanzanian and Kenyan governments have instituted programs to encourage the Maasai to abandon their traditional semi-nomadic lifestyle, but the people have continued their age-old customs. Recently, Oxfam has claimed that the lifestyle of the Maasai should be embraced as a response to climate change because of their ability to farm in deserts and scrublands. Many Maasai tribes throughout Tanzania and Kenya welcome visits to their village to experience their culture, traditions, and lifestyle
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Battle vs. Mapuche (by Sidekickman) Edit
Weapons used: Rungu Club, Lion Spear, Maasai Bow. Defense: Wicker Shield.
A Maasai warrior is walking around trough the arid desertic land, nothing but great rocks and the sky around him. Still he checks out every direction for any signs of trouble.
Suddenly, he sees how an arrow lands right in front of him, and quickly turns around to see where it came from. He sees a Mapuche warrior, wearing a Poncho and holding a bow on one of the great rocks. The Mapuche quickly readies another arrow, and fires at the Maasai.
The Maasai warrior grabs his Wicker Shield firmly, covering his body from the arrows as he runs closer to the Mapcuhe, so he can fire back. The Maasai’s Wicker Shield keeps him safe from the arrows that come his way, as he hides behind a big stone, and takes out his own bow and arrow, preparing to fire back.
Meanwhile, the Mapuche has run out of arrows, he grabs his Tacuara spear and starts climbing down from the great rock, to where the Maasai warrior is hiding. The Maasai, noticing that no more arrows are coming his way, gets up from his cover, aims and fires at the Mapuche.
The arrow misses the Mapuche’s head by just a few inches, and he jumps down the few feet that remain to the ground, holding his Tacuara Spear, she runs towards the Maasai Warrior.
The Maasai fires another arrow, again missing the Mapuche who’s getting closer and closer. The third arrow finally meets its target, as it hits the Mapuche on the left shoulder, stopping his charge. The Mapuche drops the big Tacuara Spear, and pulls off the arrow, thanks to his Poncho it didn’t manage to penetrate too far. He looks up just in time to see how the Maasai has grabbed his Lion Spear and hurls it towards him.
The Mapuche ducks just in time, as the Lion Spear misses him and strikes the rocks behind him, he loos up once again to see the Maasai charging towards him giving a war cry and holding the Wicker Shield on one hand, and the Rungu Club on the other.
The Mapuche grabs his stone Mace, and dodges the first strike from the Maasai’s Rungu Club, aimed at his head, then a second one aimed at his torso.
The Mapuche then sees an opening on the Maasai’s defense, and swings his Stone Mace, hitting the Maasai on the right arm, the one holding the Rungu Club.
The Maasai gives a cry of pain as the strike breaks his arm, he drops the Rungu Club as he can no longer keep a grip on it, falling to his knees, and releases the Wicker Shield as he uses his left hand to hold his right arm. The Maasai Warrior looks up as the Mapuche grabs the Stone Mace with two hands, and strikes down, breaking the Maasai’s skull.
The Maasai’s lifeless body falls down on the ground, head bleeding out. The Mapuche looks down at his defeated foe, lifts his Stone Mace and looking up at the sky he yells out “Marichiwewwww!”