Kenyan Language Spoken by 7 People Only

Yaaku tribe, which speaks Yankute, is the Kenyan community on the verge of being extinct as it only has seven people who speak and understand the language.

The tribe whose only speakers are above 70 years old settled in the country from Ethiopia a century ago and settled in the caves and hills of the Mukugodo forest located in the present Laikipia county.

In a special feature with Al Jazeera, Rashid Njapaa, a 78-year-old who speaks the native language, narrated how the tribe slowly faded over time expressing fear that it would soon become extinct.

He noted that the tribe started diminishing when the Maasai community settled in the area (during one of their pastoral exhibitions) and overpowered them due to the fact that the Yaaku were few and less wealthy.

The Yaaku began assimilating into the Maasai community and subsequently adopted the Maa language to ease communication.

“That’s when our language started dwindling slowly,” Njapaa stated adding that at the time he was born, there were only 20 people speaking the language.

The Kenyan Government, on its part, considered this tribe a sub-clan of the Maasai owing to its numbering of about 4,000 people.

Njapaa highlighted that efforts to teach the young generation this language has remained difficult as they adopted the Maasai language which is easier to understand.

“It’s disturbing to see that young people who are supposed to take over from us have decided to abandon this beautiful language,” Njapaa stated.

Ngaine Kitarpei, 34, who has volunteered in efforts to revive the culture and language, noted that the young generation is largely uninterested in learning a language that so few can speak.

“Many young Yaaku men and women ask us, who would [we] speak to? To them, Maasai language is easy and they communicate with it daily,” Kitarpei, a father of three who cannot construct a single sentence in Yakunte, told Al Jazeera.

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GET OVER IT ALREADY !!!

People have this annoying habit of blaming their past for their present.Often times, they use this to justify bad behaviors.Its a cliche, a very ugly one.It really gets in the way of doing good.You want to avenge for things that are in the past

Your neighbor and  some kid bullied you,we get it but you now 23.That should not be a factor.Your dad was never around,  but you survived it.Some did not are still dealing with worst problems.

I come across very old guys who are still lashing out at every thing.I am not exempting myself though! get over it dude, chic.No one’s past is perfect and the world will never be a bed of roses.So when you got out of a bad relationship and he/she made you feel like trash.It is not fine but it should not bother with people around you.Deal with it like an adult.

Honestly, its tiring to hear you whining,complaining and get angry over petty issues.Your history should not matter, if you think it sabotaged your life, then its you who is standing between your future and past.

Blaming your parents is  a big problem,if you think they deserve anger,resentment ,then my friend you are lost , it adds no positive value to your life.You will turn 40, someone’s parent and still holding that stupid grudge and bitterness.

You need  a reality check,the habit of blaming your folks could be the reason you never grow in life.The baby inside you could be the destructive spirit,a huge factor in your bad decisions.

If your parents did not teach you anything good and positive, then let life teach you.In one way or another you will make changes and generations  to come.

So. My friend get over it!

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Cozmo Kev Tales

The truth will surface eventually when, with delight you will welcome yourself landing at your own particular door.
In your own particular mirror and each will grin at the other’s welcome,
And say, stay here. Eat
You will love again the more peculiar who was your self.
Give wine. Give bread. Give back your heart to itself, to the more bizarre who has cherished you all your life, whom you disregarded for another, who knows you by heart.
Bring down the affection letters from the bookshelf, the photos, the edgy notes,
peel your own picture from the mirror.
Sit. Devour your life.

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