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An African girl wearing a headscarf

Tanzanian woman

Maasai warrior

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Maasai warrior

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Notes:
Ngorongoro Conservation Area, Tanzania - A maasai man adjusts his belt which holds his sword. The central unit of Maasai society is the age-set. Although young boys are sent out with the calves and lambs as soon as they can toddle, childhood for boys is mostly playtime. Every 15 years or so, a new and individually named generation of Morans or Il-murran (warriors) will be initiated. This involves most boys between 12 and 25, who have reached puberty and are not part of the previous age-set. One rite of passage from boyhood to the status of junior warrior is a painful circumcision ceremony, which is performed without anaesthetic. During this period, the newly circumcised young men will live in a "manyatta", a "village" built by their mothers. The manyatta has no protective encircling barricade for protection, emphasizing the warrior role of protecting the community. No inner krall is built, since warriors neither own cattle or undertake stock duties. Further rites of passage are required before achieving the status of senior warrior, culminating in the eunoto ceremony, the "coming of age". When a new generation of warriors is initiated, the existing ilmoran will graduate to become junior elders, who are responsible for political decisions until they in turn become senior elders. The warriors are in charge of society's security, and spend most of their time now on walkabouts throughout Maasai lands, beyond the confines of their sectional boundaries. They are also much more involved in cattle trading than they used to be, developing and improving basic stock through trades and bartering rather than stealing as in the past.
City/Location:
Ngorongoro Conservation Area
State/Province/
Subregion:
Arusha Region
Country:
Tanzania
Camera:
Aperture:
1.2
Shutter Speed:
1/1000s
ISO Setting:
100
Focal Length:
85.0mm
Image ID:
Tanzania_3944-Maasai_Warrior
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