A Maasai Herdsman.

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The Maasai

The maasai are a traditional ethnic group from Kenya and Tanzania who are hunters and gatherers. As well as herding a variety of livestock, their primary cultural focus is on cattle ownership.

The maasai have kept their traditional nomadic lifestyle for over 400 years. In Maasai culture the family provides protection and sustenance for its members. The Maasai are composed of a number of clans, each with its own chief. The family group contains the family of the mother and their offspring, and is usually made up of the mother, father, grandfather, uncles, aunts, and younger cousins. The family group is the basic unit of social organization. In Kenya, the maasai live in the savannah in the Maasai Mara and Amboseli areas.