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“Nangida” is the name of a village, Nangida Village, in the Samburu region of Northern Kenya.

Of the 42 indigenous tribes in Kenya, the two that are traditionally pastoral and semi-nomadic are the Maasai and the Samburu.

The Samburu speak the Samburu language, a Nilotic Saharan language, and Swahili, the language of Kenya. Samburu are part of the Maa speaking people as are the Maasai.

The Samburu region, an area of about 20,000 square kilometers, is just north of the Equator in the map shown above.


In the map below, we can see the ethnicity of the Samburu within the context of the major tribal traditions in Kenya.

The Samburu region is known for its magnificent beauty, articulated by forests, vast arid and semi-arid plains and mountainous landscapes.

Nangida Village is within the surrounding elephant sanctuary and the local Samburu villagers are respectful to the endangered elephants who roam freely in their midst.