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Marriage and Family

Marriage and Family [hr] Marriage: Marriage is exogamous, preventing individuals with patrilineal links up to fourth generation from marring, and preventing marriage with any matrilineal kin. Two forms of exchange govern relations between wife givers and wife receivers. In bride-price marriage, the groom gains reproductive, sexual, and domestic rights by giving gifts of palm oil,…
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ABOUT BAMILEKE CULTURE: Identification: Bamileke is a collective term referring to a loose aggregation of some 100 kingdoms or chiefdoms of the eastern Grassfields in the western province of Cameroon. The kingdoms are of varying size but have similar cosmology and social and political structures; they speak distinct, although related languages. “Bamileke” Derive from a…
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