The Masai

David Shepherd

shepherd masai signed print framed
"The Masai"
Signed Limited Edition of 850
Date of publication March 1988
Image Size 24" x 12"

The Maasai are a Nilotic ethnic group inhabiting northern, central and southern Kenya and northern Tanzania.
They are among the best known local populations internationally due to their residence near the many game parks of the African Great Lakes, and their distinctive customs and dress.
The Maasai speak the Maa language, a member of the Nilotic language family that is related to the Dinka, Kalenjin and Nuer languages.
Except for some elders living in rural areas, most Maasai people speak the official languages of Kenya and Tanzania, Swahili and English.

Despite their fearsome reputation, most tigers avoid humans; however, a few do become dangerous maneaters.
These animals are often sick and unable to hunt normally, or live in an area where their traditional prey has vanished.

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