Oscar Daudi, a 13-year-old Swedish boy, has embodied the word assimilation and has slowly learnt how to adapt to a completely new environment.
The mzungu boy landed in Tanzania aged eight and within five years, he learnt how to hunt, herd and speak two foreign languages.
Speaking to Global Publishers, the daring chap who only steps out in Maasai attire narrated how he taught himself to speak fluent Swahili and Maasai.
The 13-year-old and his mum left their life in Sweden and decided to settle in the rural parts of Tanzania.
The young boy despises trousers and any regular clothing and never leaves behind his club.
His neck is decorated with flashy Maasai ornaments and to cover his body, the outspoken young boy dresses in a decorated leso.
“I do not like wearing trousers because they make it hard for me to watch over our cattle. I can easily face off with wild animals and I have once gone head to head with a 20-year-old man. I am a Maasai,” he declared.
When asked just how he managed to master two foreign languages, the young boy said he learnt by listening.
“No one taught me, I just used to listen to people talk then I learnt how to speak fluent Maasai and Swahili,” he added.
His adoptive dad Daudi who works as a guard could not hide his pride and continuously praised Oscar for fitting in so well despite coming from a different country and culture.
“I am so proud of my son. Everyone in our community considers him as one of us and my peers refer to him as the Maasai boy,” Daudi gushed.
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