Tanzania, Roy Safaris: Please Help!

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Jul 21st, 2005, 10:56 AM
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Liz,
No offense taken nor did I ever think that was your intent. I'd always thought the term Afrikaan (when referring to a person) meant an African of white European descent, and it didn't seem like that was what you meant. That's why I asked.
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Jul 21st, 2005, 12:39 PM
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Patty,

Just to clarify: the term Afrikaan means a South African of white Dutch descent, it has never been used with any other white population in Africa.

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Jul 21st, 2005, 12:44 PM
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Mitch- Then what would I use to indicate the 'tribal'?? Tanzanians? Thanks.
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Jul 21st, 2005, 12:49 PM
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Liz,

what about 'black'?

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Jul 21st, 2005, 12:54 PM
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Thanks for the clarification, Mitch!
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Jul 21st, 2005, 01:29 PM
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Besides "black" how about their tribal affiliation?

As in Kenya where many of us are familiar with - Masai, Samburu, Kikiyu - there are Masai in Tanzania among many other tribes. There are also white Tanzanians and on the coast mixed-race people.

Though I'm sure the Tanzanians would prefer to be called Tanzanian!
 
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Jul 21st, 2005, 01:36 PM
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sandi,

There are certainly more than hundred tribes in Kenya and Tanzania - and if you know more than half a dozen of those by name, would you expect that other people still know of whom you're talking about?

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Jul 22nd, 2005, 06:06 AM
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Mitch -

Of course not, there are just so many tribal groups in both countries... though educated folks have heard of some tribal groups, ie. Masai - that's why Tanzanian or Kenyan works fine for me. Unless someone specifically asked whether the person I was referring to was tribal or other, would I clarify.

I don't find, here at home, when referring to a friend who may be Asian, or Black or Indian or even white - "my Black friend so and so" or my Chinese friend so and so" - just "my friend, Jane" Unless, of course, someone is meeting someone on a street corner and other then telling them what they may be wearing (or will be carrying a carnation), would I provide more info.

Personally, I'm not into such detail, unless it's specifically warranted. So Tanzanian is fine with me!
 
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Jul 22nd, 2005, 06:23 AM
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Me too.
 
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Jul 22nd, 2005, 06:53 AM
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Our guide in Kenya this year was talking to us about some of the "tribal" conflicts that have happened over the years and he made the comment that the sooner everyone thinks of themselves as Kenyan the sooner things will move on a smoother path. Yes he is a very "black" Kenyan. Just thought it was an interesting comment that adds to Sandi & Mich's
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