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The Maasai Cultural Breakdown Paper

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Essay title: The Maasai Cultural Breakdown Paper

The Maasai Cultural Breakdown Paper

“Righteousness exalts a nation, but sin is a disgrace to any people” Proverbs 14:34. This is a quote from a web site (, that defines parallels to the culture of the Maasai. The Maasai Culture is from Southern Kenya. The culture is very family based, with many families being quite large. The Maasai own a total land area of 160,000 kilometers ( ). Some of the physical characteristics include, but are not limited to, tall height, long pierced earlobes, and thin bodies. The Maasai have a saying for how they believe “it takes one day to destroy a house but to build a new one will take months, perhaps years. If we destroy our way of life to construct a new one, it will take thousands of years” (

The Maasai culture has been around since the latter part of the first millennium ( They generally stay in the same area, unless they need to hunt the lion. Only when they are forced out by Westeners or animals will they abandon

their homeplace.


When looking at the World View it is important to remember it is timeless and must represent a fundamental set of assumptions, thoughts and options; how they see the Universe. The World View categories are:

1. Supreme being: Above all, beyond all, Culture. One and only one.

2. Super

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