Samburu

Synonyms: 
Kamasia
Subgroup: 
Kenya Zebu
Special Characteristics: 
Heterogeneous phenotype, reflecting the continual traditional cattle raids and counter raids among adjacent pastoral groups.
Main Location: 
Maintained by the Samburu tribe of western Kenya south of Lake Turkana.
Origin: 
Descended from the recent introductions of zebu into Africa from Asia. The Samburu people are among the Nilo-Hamitic tribes that migrated during the 17th century into Kenya from the north and settled in western Kenya, south of Lake Turkana. As a result the cattle are similar to adjacent Kenyan zebu breeds other than the Boran, and hence they belong to the broad conventional group of Small East African Zebu.
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