Mama Africa reveals her secrets: 4 interesting African cultures

Mama Africa reveals her secrets: 4 interesting African cultures

- In the Sango tribe of Africa, sons are raised by their maternal uncles as soon as they get to the age of five or six

- Another interesting practice is by the Fulani tribe, who have to physically challnge suitors before they marry their women

- The Gio people in the Ivory Coast allows children to live with their mothers until they are adults

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There are many cultures peculiar to different people in Africa. Out of those, there are some very interesting ones people really need to know about.

It should be noted that Africa is home to different fascinating traditions and cultures that have been in existence for centuries.

Briefly.co.za explores four amazing cultures from across the continent, according to HowAfrica.

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1. Sons raised by uncles

When male children in the Northern Angolan Songo tribe get to the age of five or six, they are asked to go and live with their uncles. These uncles must be from the mother’s side. This ensures a society where matrilineal lines are very strong.

2. Preserving wild dangerous animals

The Massai people of Kenya and Tanzania do not like killing wild animals. Though they make meat of cattle and other livestock, wild animals are not touched. Their attitude is rooted in the belief that wild animals are members of their clans and must be treated as such.

A collage showing Africans in different cultural attires. Photo source: HowAfrica/AfricaConnect

A collage showing Africans in different cultural attires. Photo source: HowAfrica/AfricaConnect
Source: UGC

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3. Children staying with the mothers

The women of the Gio tribe in the Ivory Coast command great power in society. Their children live with them until they are older and financially stable enough to forge their own lives.

4. Suitors getting a massive beating

The Fulani tribe in West Africa follow a Sharo tradition that allows the physical challenging of suitors. This happens when two men are competing for the same woman. The suitor who handles the most pain is declared the winner.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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