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Enkipaata, Eunoto and Olngesherr: three male rites of passage of the Maasai community

Language: English

During these three interrelated rites of passage, a group or age-set of Maasai boys pass together from being children to being morans (warriors), then adults and then elders. Enkipaata is a circumcision rite inducting boys into the first stages of moranhood. Eight years later, Eunoto marks the passage into adulthood and the adoption of adult responsibilities, while Olngesherr marks the end of life as a moran and the beginning of eldership. Young morans are educated by Maasai elders through apprenticeship, mentorship, guidance and frequent consultation.

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Place/region: Kenya, Africa
Series: 2018 inscriptions on the Urgent Safeguarding List
Type: Documentary
Production and personalities:
Director: Danson Siminyu
Publisher: Kenya. Ministry of Sports, Culture and the Arts
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Original: DVD
Location: EV only
UMVS reference: HQFS-CLT-2018-USL-0139000003
Source ref.: DOC:0052300004 CAND:00523. 2018: DOC:013900003
Rights holder: Kenya. Ministry of Sports, Culture and the Arts
Additional info: Previously registered in 2010