Definition of moran in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈmɒr(ə)n/

noun (plural same)

A member of the warrior group of the Masai people of East Africa, which comprises the younger unmarried males.
Example sentences
  • On this belt of a moran (initiated young man), the beadworker, probably the young man's mother, has masterfully played with the color combinations to create a beautiful design.
  • Becoming a moran is a central coming-of-age rite for young Maasai who go through the process in age sets or groups of fellow initiates from 15 to as old as 25.
  • Lion hunting parties were traditionally made up of a group of moran, armed with spears and buffalo hide shields.



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