The language of the Maasai peoples of Northern Tanzania / South West Kenya (where they are more commonly referred to as Samburu)

Maa goes big on greetings. I once heard two men spend no less than 15 minutes asking each other if they were ok. A typical exchange:

Subai lo moran - hello there young man

(or Subai lo sekolio - hello there boy just before circumcision)

..eba - I'm fine

ira sidan? - are you ok?

..eee - yes

ira supati? - are you ok?

..eee - yes

iserian? - are you ok

..eee - yes

And so on, until the other asks.. iye, ira sidan? - how about you, are you ok?

Lovely language. Pronounced like an exquisitely lazy Italian.

Other choice phrases:

engiringio kitti - small cow

engiringio kitok - large cow

engiteng - beef

aime - no

Note that every vowel is pronounced, softly and slowly in a slightly nasal fashion.