By Elliot Fratkin, Eric Abella Roth
During the world's arid areas, and especially in northern and jap Africa, previously nomadic pastoralists are present process a transition to settled existence. This reference indicates that even though pastoral cost is usually inspired by way of foreign improvement organisations and nationwide governments, the social, financial and health and wellbeing effects of sedentism aren't unavoidably invaluable.
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Extra resources for As Pastoralists Settle: Social, Health, and Economic Consequences of the Pastoral Sedentarization in Marsabit District, Kenya (Studies in Human Ecology and Adaptation)
A large Maasai group, the Laikipiak, occupied central Rift Valley near Lake Naivasha, but were defeated and dispersed by southern Maasai groups in the 1870s (Sobania, 1993; Spear and Waller, 1993). Oromo speaking groups entered northeastern Kenya from southern Ethiopia during a major Borana expansion in the 16th century, differentiating into cattle-raising Boran and camel-keeping Gabra and Sakuye (Schlee, 1989). Initially the varying pastoral communities lived among each other with relatively little conflict, according to their oral traditions.
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