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AFRIK: Chagga Ethnie

Par Caroline Letrange :: 18/06/2007 à 2:25 :: Général

Small visit through the area of Kilimandjaro.

Summit of Kilimandjaro with fallen the day...

In this area of the North of the country joined at the border with Kenya, it is the ethnos group of Chagga which prevails. They represent less than 2% of the total population but are prevailing here. They live resources resulting from Kilimandjaro: coffee, bannaneraies, corn...

The volcano is fore-mentioned Kibo and refers to its snow-covered top. Mawenzi and the plain of Shira are the 2 other geological formations which frame this area.


Their traditional habitat takes the shape of a round, separate hut into 2: a part for the hearth and another for the bed and surmounted of a stage for storage of the food products. Contrary to Masais, the hutes are made out of dried grasses and not out of ground. With the activity of the hearth and the heat which emerges some, the grasses agglomerate enters and form excellent insulating.

And at the end of day, the up to date handing-over of the blog directly in the car thanks to the TOUGHBOOK * : I tankard a Wifi connection and I update on line with texts and photographs! Fastoche...

* Panasonic, material sponsor with the TOUGHBOOK

Discover with REACHSUMMIT the tribes Massai and Chagga in a trek ecotouristic in the heart of the life of the  Masaai Tribes


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