This publication documents the Maasai oral tradition through the wild plants of Maasailand. The result is a catalogue written in English and describing 130 plants as well as their uses and values in the daily life of the Maasai.

The aim of Oreteti is :

  • To allow for the transmission of this knowledge to the younger Maasai generations.
  • To provide for the world a truer perspective and insight into the Maasai world, and especially into their relationship with nature and cosmos.

This publication is also an appeal to all indigenous people to start documenting and recording their valuable traditional knowledge so that it can be safeguarded for generations to come and shared with the world.