The Masais unknown cousin

Photo: Per Harald Olsen/AfricanBioServices

They live side by side with the Masai and hold a culture where rituals and music play an important role. The Sonjo tribe’s harvesting ceremony is the most central ritual.

The Masais, the tall tribal people living in Kenya and Tanzania, who decorate themselves with elaborate pearl jewels and flaming red pieces of cloth, and who jump tremendously high in their ritual dances, are known to many. But have you heard about the Sonjo tribe?

The Sonjo tribe live in the same area as the Masai, outside the Serengeti National Park, in the Ngorongoro district. The Sonjo tribe is one of Tanzania’s 128 tribes and constitutes about 20,000 individuals.

Read more in this Norwegian article in Gemini: Masaienes ukjente søskenbarn

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