- pl. -·sai′ or -·sais′ a member of a people of Kenya and Tanzania
- the language of this people, belonging to the East Sudanic branch of the Chari-Nile subfamily of the Nilo-Saharan family
Origin of Masaiself-designation in Masai
nounpl. Masai, or Ma·sais
- A member of a chiefly pastoral people of Kenya and parts of Tanzania.
- also Maa·sai The Nilotic language of this people.