TANZANIAN TRIBES

Season 1 Episode 12

WHADIDDDDDO PEOPLE!!! So, I found this a rather interesting read guys. I hope you do too.

Sukuma tribe

The Sukuma are the largest group in Tanzania, since their population reaches over 5 million and still grows.

They speak the Sukuma language and Swahili, one of the official languages in Tanzania, since it is the language used in schools.

Hadzabe tribe

The Hadzabe tribe is one of the last tribes that have stayed true to their nature, far from the madding crowds of tourism and universal globalization.

Gender roles are very well distributed, since men usually hunt on their own, bringing home meat and honey, while women and children occupy themselves with gathering fruits, berries and roots. Since this is the only way they provide for themselves, they are the only ones that can hunt in the Serengeti, otherwise it is illegal.

Maasai tribe

An indigenous group of semi-nomadic people that settled in northern Tanzania and Kenya.

The warriors are one of the most respected groups of the Maasai and are known world-wide. They have many privileges, since they are the only ones that can wear long hair.

The Maasai believe in one God, called” Engai”, though it has two natures; kind and vengeful. They have a “Laibon”, who is their spiritual leader. However, he doesn’t have any higher position in their community, just prophetic or healing powers.

Sonjo tribe

The Sonjo people are a Bantu people and their primary way of life is based solely on herding and agriculture.

Music plays a forestanding role in the Sonjo culture. Music shapes their entire way of life and is a widely practiced art in the entire community. It is used for several ritual purposes, rainmaking ceremonies, healing ceremonies, marriages, and other festive or civil events.

Chagga tribe

The Chagga people are the third-largest group in the country and inhabit the area to the north of the Maasai Steppe and on the slopes of Mount Kilimanjaro.They are noted for their enterprise, politics and hard work, especially in the invention of a remarkable irrigation system that carries water up to 180 metres above the level of the river, enabling them to sustain the Mbeke plant which is used to brew local beer.

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