Who were Maasais?

Who were Maasais?

  • The title Maasai derives from the word ‘Maa’. ‘Ma-Sai’ means ‘My People’.
  • The Maasais are traditionally nomadic and pastoral people who depend on milk and meat for subsistence.
  • High temperatures combine with low rainfall to create conditions which are dry, dusty and extremely hot.
  • Drought conditions are common in this semi-arid land of equatorial heat.
  • During such times pastoral animals die in large numbers.