- 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.
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Contemporary Examples of masai
“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
October 5, 2013
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’
February 21, 2012
Historical Examples of masai
Have you not heard of Lenani, the king of all Masai, and of his advice to his people?
His people are fierce, like the Masai, like the people of Lobengula, and make war their trade.
Whether the Masai will be our friends we shall see when we visit their country.
But do not forget that in a few weeks the Masai also will be our allies.'
We received fifty cows and fifty bulls; the Masai half the number.
- 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