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April 2011

Maasai pastoral people in East Africa.   (published in Tanzania)

April 29, 2011 by   Comments(0)




Masai  or maasai is a largely nomadic  pastoral people in East Africa, chiefly in southern and northern Kenya and Tanzania respectively. Despite gradual cultural changes taking place since their interaction with other tribes, not only in East Africa but also throughout the world, the maasai still live off the milk, blood and meat from their livestock.

The maasai language sometimes miss-written as masai is an Eastern Nilotic (So maasai are therefore considered to be part of the nilotic family of African tribal groups), language spoken in Southern Kenya and Northern Tanzania by the Maasai people, numbering about 800,000.

Maa as a language is formed by the Maasai sections which have contributed largely to the presence of dialects. Such sections are mailnly Irkisongo, Iloitai, Irpurko, ilaitayok, irparakuyo, Isambur(Samburu) and Irmatapato . These are not all but just a few major ones.

Masai society is patrilineal and polygamy is practiced. Boys are initiated into a warrior age-group responsible for herding, killing predators, and other tribal labors; only after serving as a warrior man marry and take responsibilities as a head of a family.

Cattle, sheep and goats form the basis of the economy which they have maintained in resistance to cultural changes taking place between them and other tribes and among themselves. The Livestock has however been under threat resulting from climate change.


Greetings in the maasai language as probably is in other tribes, vary from age, sex to the number of the people to be greeted i.e. the group or only one person. So the three aspects influence the decision to greet. Below is an arrangement that guides when ones is to greet.

 For men and young girls:



Translation/ English

Supai- for only one person of your age



Airoroki papa- for a an old man


Hi papa

Airroki akwi- For a very old man


Hi Grand papa

Airoroki intai lapapa-For a group of old men


Hi papas

Natoye endasupai- For a group girls


Hi girls

Oye endasupai- for a group of boys


Hi boys

Endasupai pookin- For a mixed group of boys and girls


Hi all

Keyaa – Can also be applied to a group


Are you fine?



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Maasai pastoral people in East Africa.
Maasai pastoral people in East Africa.

I will never forget my memorable experience from Good Hope Orphanage centre.   (published in Tanzania)

April 18, 2011 by   Comments(0)

May Stay at Good Hope was Memorable experience.


My typical day at Good hope was that, I rich at orphanage around 8.30am and the class start at 8.30am. I teach Basic Mathematics and English for the Children of between 6-9am years, who stay at the orphanage and near villages. I use to finish teaching Program at 11.30am there after we play cards or football together with children. I use to live at 12.30am

Staying at Good hope I found that I get different experience because I dint prepare for teaching program and for that reason I didn’t bring some teaching materials but I have been managing the challenge very easy. I bring cards, games etc and I found that here they play football and other games so we play…

I teach small children, some of them don’t understand English so I found myself teaching mathematics because is easier for them to understand that in English.

About the experience I got!!!  By doing teaching in Tanzania it help to give me new experience and hope will be meaningful to me and have been of great advantage for me being in Tanzania.

My host family where I stayed have been helpful. I stay at Oddo family. They also help me to pick the best school for the kid whom I plan to support.

At good hope orphanage centre I will never forget memorable experience, I have been support one of the child his name Joshua, he is 8 years old. I found that he is very bright and I wish to brighten his future, so I decide to support him to Boarding school and when I go back home to Denmark I will support him with his studies. I’m planning to support him for his primary and secondary school and later on will figure out for the future.

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I will never forget my memorable experience from Good Hope Orphanage centre.
I will never forget my memorable experience from Good Hope Orphanage centre.

Beef Samosa   (published in Tanzania)

April 4, 2011 by   Comments(0)


 Ingredients for 20 Samosa

1 kg of minced meat

1 table spoon curry powder

1 tea spoon of Cumin

2 French chills

1 tea spoon of Chilli powder

1 tea spoon of salt

1kg of wheat flour

Coriander leaves

2 litres of Oil

3 big Onions

1 litre of water

How to prepare

Boil minced meat with some salt until it is well cooked, and make sure water is completely dry.

Chop onions, fresh chilli and coriander

Take a pan put some oil add curry powder and chopped onions and cook for 1 minute, add cumin, fresh chilli, powder chill, salt and coriander, heat for 2 minutes then add meat and mix very well.


Put wheat flour in a bowl and mix it with ¼ litre of water and make dough

Make 20 small buns out of the dough, and then make it flat like chapatti add oil over it and put another chapatti like shape until you finish all. Again make them flat all together and make sure it is thinner.

Put in the oven and bake until it turns to brown

Take out from the oven and wait until it become cool take out the bottom and the top part. Take one by one flat dough which looks like chapatti and cut it in 4 pieces which are equal. Make glue out of wheat flour and water

Binding the piece of Samosa dough by using the glue in both side and put the minced meat at the top and then close it by using the glue.

After you finish all the Samosa preparation put oil in the pan after it is well heated start to put Samosa. Make sure they turn to light brown and then you finish!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!





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Beef Samosa
Beef Samosa