Culture Samburu 

Samburu Tribe Age-Sets Rites of Passage

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In the life of a Samburu moran, the first seven years begin after his circumcision ceremony, which takes place around age 14. From 14 to about 21 he is a junior moran. Graduating to senior moran marks the time when he is recognized as a future leader and future family man, and is fully entrusted with the security of his community. There are five stages and three rites of passage common to all clans; 1. Initiation: Lads First Stage of Circumcision rite (Peari lmogo la layiok) The first group of…

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Borana Culture 

71ST Borana Oromo Tribe Abba Gada

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Kurraa Jarsso Diddo is the next Abba Gada in Borana Oromo Gada System of leadership,Kurraa will be in power for the period of 2017-2025. The Borana Oromo has a very prominent traditional system of governance-the Gada System. This system is not only well developed and well preserved among the Borana Oromo but also a viable socio-political system to date, comparable to no other region in Oromiya. Gada institution has three Gada assemblies each with its own Abba Gada. The Gada assembly to which the Abba Gada Liiban Jaldeessa belongs is…

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Borana Culture 

Borana Proverbs on Family relations

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1. Haadha dhabuu mannaa haadha dhabduu wayyaa. Having a destitute mother is better for one than not having mother at all. 2. Dhalaafi i ijoolleef uletu qoricha. For women and children, stick is (the right) treatment. 3. Niitii abbaan manaa mana hin jirre, du’a ga’ii fardaa dhaqxi. A wife whose husband is not at home (around) goes to condole the death of horse. 4. Ka dandeettu dhaani jennaan dhiirsi galee niitii dhaane. When he was allowed to whip whoever he can, the husband returned home and whipped his wife. 5….

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