3 Africa Tribes That Have Strange Tradition

Africa is a continent rich with diverse resources, people and culture. It is a treasure – house of unimaginable natural riches and the savannahs are the home of the majority of its people. It is a land of contrasts, from dry deserts to tropical rain forests. With more than 52 countries and one billion inhabitants, Africa is the most diverse region on earth.https://googleads.g.doubleclick.net/pagead/ads?client=ca-pub-1883810847636355&output=html&h=250&slotname=4256911181&adk=251046487&adf=3443621493&pi=t.ma~as.4256911181&w=300&fwrn=7&lmt=1629182539&psa=1&format=300×250&url=https%3A%2F%2Fcdn-af.feednews.com%2Fnews%2Fdetail%2Fd145f6bd9dbb04a4a3fe8548c53bbeb0-ng-en%3Ffeatures%3D2114219%26uid%3D9300d66cf6547f41b6fb0f1fd2e4cd2009208822%26like_count%3D0%26client%3Dmini&flash=0&wgl=1&dt=1629182536776&bpp=88&bdt=3299&idt=2244&shv=r20210809&mjsv=m202108100101&ptt=9&saldr=aa&abxe=1&cookie=ID%3Dc7f3a5c2e7336626-22e641c1a6a7006c%3AT%3D1619359634%3ART%3D1619359634%3AS%3DALNI_MYQuOvTmrlkNrObsaVWD3CV3gaTLw&prev_fmts=0x0&nras=1&correlator=8456267062735&frm=20&pv=1&ga_vid=1634340387.1602262824&ga_sid=1629182539&ga_hid=459438966&ga_fc=0&u_tz=60&u_his=12&u_java=0&u_h=753&u_w=377&u_ah=753&u_aw=377&u_cd=24&u_nplug=0&u_nmime=0&adx=39&ady=347&biw=377&bih=634&scr_x=0&scr_y=293&eid=20211866%2C31062180%2C31062297%2C31062164&oid=3&pvsid=2062090885694759&pem=767&eae=0&fc=1920&brdim=0%2C0%2C0%2C0%2C377%2C0%2C377%2C633%2C377%2C634&vis=1&rsz=%7C%7CoEe%7C&abl=CS&pfx=0&alvm=r20210812&fu=0&bc=31&ifi=2&uci=a!2&fsb=1&xpc=h9xWG2jNgV&p=https%3A//cdn-af.feednews.com&dtd=2373

As usual, every part of the world has their own culture or tradition which may seem unusual or strange to people in another part of the world. Due to the cultural diversity in Africa, we are bound to witness some traditions that may seem alien to us.

One of such traditional practice is the tradition of drumming. African drumming is another cultural heritage of the continent that has not been well understood and appreciated by many foreigners. In this article, I am going to highlight three African tribes that have strange traditions.

1. Mursi Tribe Of Ethiopia

The women of the Mursi tribe of Ethiopia are known for modifying their lips through the use of lip plates. This well documented tradition is done when a young girl hits puberty. It is believed that a woman’s worth is based on the size of her lip plates.

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2. Himba Tribe Of Northern Namibia

This African tribe has a tradition that is truly strange and in contrast to other African traditions. The Himba tribesmen are known for showing their approval of a visitor by letting their wives sleep with the visitor for a night. It is documented that this tradition helps reduce jealousy among the tribesmen and helps foster relationships. As strange as this tradition may seem, it is still going strong till this day.

3. Wodaabe Tribe of Niger

The Wodaabe people are known for holding annual ceremonies that promote extra martal affairs. This tradition is known as “Wife stealing”. It involves a man (disguised with makeup) taking a woman away from her husband for a period of seven days.

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