Maasai

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noun Maa·sai \mä-ˈsī, ˈmä-ˌsī\
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Masai

Definition of Maasai

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Maasai

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Maasais

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Masai

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Masais

  1. 1 :  a member of a pastoral and hunting people of Kenya and Tanzania

  2. 2 :  the Nilotic language of the Maasai people

Origin and Etymology of maasai

Maasai il-máásáì, a self-designation


First Known Use: 1857


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