Meaning of moran in English:


Pronunciation /ˈmɒr(ə)n/

nounplural noun moran

  • A member of the warrior group of the Masai people of East Africa, which comprises the younger unmarried males.

    ‘On this belt of a moran (initiated young man), the beadworker, probably the young man's mother, has masterfully played with the color combinations to create a beautiful design.’
    • ‘Becoming a moran is a central coming-of-age rite for young Maasai who go through the process in age sets or groups of fellow initiates from 15 to as old as 25.’
    • ‘Lion hunting parties were traditionally made up of a group of moran, armed with spears and buffalo hide shields.’