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A Way of Life Under Threat as Lake Turkana Shrinks

A Way of Life Under Threat as Lake Turkana Shrinks

The last native speaker of the Elmolo language reportedly died sometime in the 1970s. By then, only a few hundred Elmolo remained, eking out a living on Kenya’s southern waters of Lake Turkana as they always had, drinking its brackish waters and fishing for catfish, tilapia, and Nile perch. Thanks to intermarriage with other tribes […]

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