1. The Maasai (2nd Place)
The Maasai is the second most popular African tribe after Zulu, and it’s mainly because of its deeply rooted traditions and culture.
They move around with herbal medicine selling at cheap prices.
Even when a great majority of African tribes are adapting a modern life style, Maasais still live in bomas and graze large herds of cattle for a living.
This tribe mainly feeds on meat, milk, raw blood and can be spotted in East Africa, especially Kenya, wearing their unique attires known as Shukas, kanda mbili and beaded jewels, with swords tied on their waist.
In the Maasai tribe community, they determines one’s wealth according to the number of the cattle owned.
However, they are normally located in Manyara, Arusha, regions of Tanzania.
2.The Chagga (10th place)
The chagga tribe from Tanzania closes the top ten list. Traditionally, this tribe inhabits the Eastern of Mt Meru and Mount Kilimanjaro and are mainly concentrated around Moshi in Tanzania.
The Chaggas are regarded as the first tribe to embrace Christianity during the colonial era which in turn gave them a better access to advanced health care and education in Tanzania.
They said to be the best performing tribe in businesses here in Tanzania.
The tribe is dispersed all over the country and wherever they dwell, a majority of them tend to start a business. A popular steriotype about the tribe claims that the chagga are very rich people and that each coin produced must produce other coins. They are said to be stingy especially to matter that does not generate profit.
Another Unique character with the chagga has is that they produce local brews from ripe bananas, which is one of their staple foods (bananas) when cooked.
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