Orma people

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Orma village in the Tana River District of Kenya

The Orma is an ethnic community found in Eastern Kenya, mostly along the lower Tana River. The Orma are semi-nomadic shepherds. They live in the southeastern deserts of Kenya except during the rainy season when they move their herds inland.

The tribe has a population of about 70,000 people (2005).

It has its own language, also called Orma.

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