Definitions

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  • noun East Africa A Masai or Samburu settlement or compound, often temporary, established by a family or clan, or as an encampment of young warriors.

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Examples

  • The last thing I see as we pull away from the manyatta is a weathered sign above the door of the local pub.

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  • For many hours, on foot and over the fence line of the reserve into neighboring land towards the manyatta (village) of Ol Moran, I follow the expert trackers along the scene of the crime.

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  • The manyatta is not like anything I have ever seen.

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  • As daylight fades, we drive the chief back to his manyatta of Ol Moran.

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  • He drinks a fermented liquor made from milk; he takes snuff or smokes the rank native tobacco; he conducts interminable diplomatic negotiations; he oversees minutely the forms of ceremonials; he helps to shape the policies of his manyatta, and he gives his attention to the accumulation of cows.

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  • He then moved on, and the manyatta was never used again!

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  • "I am come to take you to the _manyatta_ of M'tela," he announced.

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  • Masai manyatta, very tiny, with indistinct crawling red and brown blotches that meant cattle and sheep.

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  • And, mind you, unchastity in the form of illicit intercourse outside the manyatta of the El-morani, whether with her own or another tribe, subjects the women to instant death.

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  • But now if we return to the manyatta to-morrow, we can march two hours to where are some Wanderobo; and the

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