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Iraqw

 

(also Mbulu), a people in Tanzania, living to the southeast of Lake Eyasi. The Goroa, Alawa, and Burungi peoples are related to the Iraqw. The Iraqw population is approximately 300,000 persons (1967, estimate). They speak the Iraqw language. Traditional tribal beliefs and cults are retained among the Iraqw. Their chief occupation is farming, combined with cattle raising.

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Crop growing, livestock keeping, hunting and gathering are the main economic activities of the Mbulu district natives who are the Iraqw, the Datoga (who are also called the Barbaig or Mang'ati) and Hadzabe who are also called the Tindiga.
I was in Tanzania's Great Rift Valley to see the Iraqw people, (pronounced Iraky) a shy and retiring people, who claim descent from those of modern day Iraq, migrating to Africa centuries ago, but having little in common with that home country today.
Their topics include seclusion practices among the Iraqw of northern Tanzania, extramarital pregnancy and social rupture in Burkina Faso, contested practices in the history of religion and society in central Chad, the cyclical exchange of violence in Congolese kinship relations, and the literary threads of domestic violence in Mali.
(12) These dynamics are visible in the Mbulu area considered the Iraqw homeland (as we are beginning to analyse in Boone 2011b).
Of the 120 different ethnic groups in Tanzania, FGM had always been widely practised by 12 ethnic groups living in seven of Tanzania's 24 regions: the Gogo, the Rangi and the Sandawi of Dodoma, the Nyaturu of Singida, the (hagga of Kilimanjaro, the Waarusha of Arusha, the Luguru of Morogoro, the Maasai, the Iraqw, the Barbaig and the Hazabe of Manyara, and the Kurya of Mara region.
When hypothesis becomes myth: The Iraqi origin of the Iraqw. Ethnology, 37(1), 17-38.
The Iraqw of Tanzania; negotiating rural development.
The tree has multiple names in Kenyan local languages: It is called Sandali in Swahili; Muthithi in Kikuyu, Ol asasiau in Maasai, and (in Tanzania) Kitandare in Chagga and Kipaat in Iraqw.
Other groups of ancient peoples that live in the Serengeti area are: * The Hadzabe, who move from place to place looking for food and water; * The Iraqw and the Suikuma peoples, both traditionally farming cultures; and * The Kuria tribe, who are known for their special ear decorations.
We then exemplify our claim by a comparative analysis in some detail of incorporation-like phenomena in two unrelated languages: object-verb constructions in Iraqw, a Cushitic language spoken in Tanzania, and so-called "separable noun-verb compounds" in Modern Standard Dutch.
Further into the countryside, we reached the Mbulu District, heartland of the Iraqw people in the Mamaisara hills.