Orma people

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Orma village in Tana River County, Kenya

The Orma people are an ethnic community found in eastern Kenya, mostly along the lower Tana River.[1] They are semi-nomadic shepherds, and they live in the southeastern deserts of Kenya except during the rainy season, when they move their herds inland.

The Orma have a population of about 70,000 people (2005). They are related to the Borana Oromo people to the north[1] and speak the Orma language, a variety of Oromo.

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  1. ^ a b Shingledecker, Ken (1982). Unreached Peoples of Kenya Project: Tana River report (Pokomo, Orma, Malakote, Korokoro). Daystar Communications. p. 17.

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