The Maasai, Masai or Maa language is a member of the East Niolitic branch
of the Nilo-Saharan language family spoken by about 900,000 people
in southern Kenya and northern Tanzania. The term Maasai refers to
"one who speaks the Maa language".
Maasai is taught in schools to some extent, though the languages of instruction
are Swahili and English. There is a Maasai dictionary, a Maasai translation
of the Bible, and a few other publications, but generally the language is not used
in writing very much.
á rising tone
a level tone
à falling tone
â falling tone