a member of an African people inhabiting the highlands of Kenya and Tanzania and having a largely pastoral economy and a society based on the patrilineal clan.
the Nilotic language of the Masai.
- Also Maa·sai [mah-sahy, mah-sahy] /mɑˈsaɪ, ˈmɑ saɪ/ .
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How to use Masai in a sentence
“The Masai who live around the lake are used to these creatures washing up—they think of them as junk,” said Brandt, 47.Frozen in Time: An Elegy to Africa’s Disappearing Species | Nico Hines | October 5, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
Today, a Masai warrior with a cellphone has better telecom capabilities than the president of the United States did 25 years ago.The World Is Getting Better, Argues New Book, ‘Abundance’ | Sam Harris | February 21, 2012 | THE DAILY BEAST
A branch of the Masai which has adopted the settled life of agriculturists is known as the Wakuafi.
Even at this late date the Masai are reckoned dangerous customers.
This, however, did not appear to interest them, as the Masai never eat the flesh of game.
British Dictionary definitions for Masai
plural -sais or -sai a member of a Nilotic people, formerly noted as warriors, living chiefly in Kenya and Tanzania
the language of this people, belonging to the Nilotic group of the Nilo-Saharan family
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