Utamaroho is the vital force of a culture, set in motion by the Asili. It is the thrust or energy source of a culture; that which gives it its emotional tone and motivates the collective behavior of its members. Both the utamawazo and the utamaroho are born our of the Asili and, in turn, affirm it. They should not be thought of as distinct from the Asili but as its manifestations.

from page xxv of Yurugu, An African-Centered critique of European Cultural Thought and Behavior by Marimba Ani

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