Definition of manyatta in English:

manyatta

noun

  • (among the Masai and some other African peoples) a group of huts forming a unit within a common fence.

    • ‘For two years, she spent a lot of time with the Maasai, visiting almost every weekend at their manyatta, and living with them for a couple of weeks in one of their remote villages.’
    • ‘For example, some schools in Nairobi have good facilities, enough supplies, and qualified teachers, while only an hour's drive away is a school on a Maasai manyatta made of sticks and cow dung, with no supplies.’
    • ‘A tour operator says that for many visitors a holiday in Kenya is incomplete without a visit to a manyatta.’

Origin

Masai.

Pronunciation

manyatta

/manˈjatə/