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  1. a practice done as a rite especially at regular intervals
  2. communication
    facial gesture
    spoken
    written
    both
  3. hunters (male) and gatherers (female)
  4. a social prohibition or restriction that results from tradition (forbidden)
  5. avenging or vengeful
    red-symbolizes the bad natural phenomenon
    power to kill-lighting
    to be feared
  6. humans are nomadic
    humans who move with their herds to find grass and water
    very small scale
  7. what services they provide
  8. house
    built and maintained by wife
    stick frame structure with a mud pack exterior
    dirt and urine(cow)
  9. work, jobs, labor
    lead to economics, wealth, trade
  10. judges
    advisors
    parents
    grandparents
    overseers
    educators
    trainers
  11. transfer of wealth
    fidelity
    infidelity
  12. Food
    clothing
    shelter
  13. One man, many wives
  14. social hierarchy
  15. rites of passage
    milestones in development
    rituals and traditions
  16. small family
    parents and children
    immediate family
  17. who does what work and why
    determined by age, gender, skill?
    (determine social hierarchy
  18. marriage, order, monogamous or polygamous
  19. speakers of the language Maa
  20. large
    with multiple generation
  21. army
    military
    national guard
    protect cattle
    police
    scouts
    messengers/mail carriers
  22. climate, biome, land feature
    grassland with little or no trees
    climate with wet season and dry season (monsoon)
  23. one elder father and 2 adult sons
  24. the mental acceptance of something as true even though absolute certainty and/ or reason may be absent faith (especially religious) trust, confidence
  25. determined by climate, natural vegetaition, natural resources
  26. warriors
    herders
    agriculture
  27. compassionate, good, giving
    black symbolizes the benevolent-natural phenomenon
    rain and thunder
  28. belief in one god
  29. the social principles, goals, or standards held or accepted by an individual, class, or sociel
    external
  30. belief in a divine or superhuman power to be obeyed or worshipped
    any system of beliefs, practices, thical values, worship
  31. the handing down orally of stories, beliefs, customs, from generation to generation
  32. engai
    laibon
    elders
    Sr. older, more experienced, wiser, trusted
    Jr. starting families
    Warriors
    Sr. older, more experience, leaders
    Jr. prove themselves
    women
    children
  33. harmony (nature: god) (red:)
  34. temp+precip+climate+Natural vegetation(natural resources) +Land Use(man) + Animals (flora and fauna)
  35. religious influence on tradition
  36. belief in more than one god
  37. maa
    no written language
    oral tradition
  38. most abundant precious or scarce
  39. Africa, East Africa, Tanzania and Kenya
  40. came from north to south down Nile River
    carry themselves influenced by Ancient greece and Rome
  41. growing simply enough to survive
    typically people that live as one with the land
  42. wet and dry season
    grasses burn dry in drought
    grasses grow during the wet season
  43. pure Maasai origin
    physical beauty
    perfect health
    couldn't have killed anyone or been associated with any stain or curse
    parents must still be alive and of good repute
    large herd of cattle
    no physical defects
    approved by laibon
  44. general moral excelence right action and thinking, goodness or morality
    internal
  45. climate
    natural vegetation
    natural resources
    food
    clothing
    shelter
    language
    nomadic or settled
    professions
    division of labor
    role of men
    role of women
    role of children
    family unit
    extended family
    nuclear family
    partriarchal or matriarchal
    marriage
    life stages
    common belief system
    religion
    government
    technology
    education
  46. resides in both heaven and earth
    supreme god
    two aspects
    everywhere
  47. keep flies off
    source of liquid
    bad smell
    territory marker for predators
    -propels predators
  48. seek balance in nature and with God
    nature: god are essentially connected
    live in harmony with nature
  49. a social convention carried on by tradition and enforced by social disapproval of any violation
  50. cattle and children
  51. believe that all cattle on earth belong to Maasai
    ownership of cattle is a god -giver right
    most sacred to Maasai with children
  52. dissapears at night
    can be seen from far away
  53. a ceremonial act in accordance with perscribed rules or customs as in religious use (marriage rites)
  54. reserved for women ready for marriage
  55. engangs/kraal (tiny neighborhood)
  1. a Monotheistic
  2. b earliest form of labor
  3. c Polytheistic
  4. d roles of elders
  5. e rite
  6. f Boma
  7. g life stages
  8. h Cattle
  9. i marriage
  10. j Malevolent
  11. k Maasai
  12. l Maasai social hierarchy
  13. m Beliefs
  14. n Maasai Religion
  15. o red
  16. p subsistence farming
  17. q roles of warriors
  18. r Polygamy
  19. s Nilotic
  20. t Seasons
  21. u Use of Urine
  22. v nuclear family
  23. w Coiled Metals
  24. x Benevolent
  25. y Savanna
  26. z nomadic or settled
  27. aa Family Unit
  28. ab Role of Men, Women, Children
  29. ac division of labor
  30. ad Natural Resources
  31. ae Nomadic/Nomadic Herding
  32. af Getting to Know a Region
  33. ag Engai
  34. ah Maasai language
  35. ai language
  36. aj Family Units
  37. ak Traditions
  38. al three facets of Maasai
  39. am professions
  40. an Rituals
  41. ao Things to Analyze Culture
  42. ap taboos
  43. aq virtues
  44. ar Wealth
  45. as customs
  46. at Location of Maasai
  47. au balance
  48. av Survival
  49. aw warrior qualities
  50. ax Religion
  51. ay values
  52. az Ceremony
  53. ba patriarchal or matriarchal
  54. bb Typical Family
  55. bc Extended Family