The peoples of the happy valley (east Africa): The aboriginal races of Kondoa Irangi part

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The Goroa, and their brethren differ much from all their neighbors, and I find the explanation upon an Ethnological map lent to me by Mr. Hollis. They appear thereon as the only representatives in the Tanganyika Territory, or, indeed, nearer than the distant Gallas, of the Hamitic race. Seven or eight generations ago they lived in the neighbourhood of Lake Nyanza, whence they migrated southwards to their present locations. This migration was the result of their defeat in a long war with their neighbors—then as now—the Tatoga.1 It is interesting to note that tribal traditions admit that the Goroa were the aggressors, as they attacked the Tatoga and stole their cattle. Their final destinations were not reached for several generations, and the migration was attended with considerable hardship. The Erokh appear to have settled first in their present country and to have made a peace with the Tatoga, which has persisted ever since. The Burungi probably started first and went furthest to the south-east, but were driven west again to their present situation by contact with the Masai, who were apparently then moving south. On their way south they left, in what is now Irangi, the Alawa. The Goroa appear to have settled somewhere in or near Turu (Singidda) in a country which they call Ma'angwe.
Available in print form, East Africana Collection, Dr Wilbert Chagula Library, (EAF FOS P35)
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Parkipuny, M.L. (1992) The peoples of the happy valley (east Africa): The aboriginal races of Kondoa Irangi part