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THE TRADITIONAL MARRIAGE AMONG THEWIMBUM OF CAMEROON

Glimpses of african cultures
Date de publication : avril 2011
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This squib examines how traditional marriage is done among the
Wimbum, and what the dowry or bride price consists of amongst others.
In the Wimbum land when the girl and her fiancé are ready for the
traditional marriage, the girl first informs her biological parents. The parents
immediately send her and her fiancé to the village. The girl’s parents neither
accompany them nor ask anything from the man because, according to the
tradition, they are forbidden to do such a thing as it may cost their lives if
they do it. When the girl and her fiancé get to the girl’s village (the girl’s
father’s village) a family meeting is held in the girl’s family compound. The
girl’s family head then asks the girl’s reasons for calling on them. She says it
is because she wants to show her husband to them. The family head then asks
the man if he knows her and after his response, the family head pours palm
wine brought by the m

     
  • ISBN : 978-2-296-54185-6 • avril 2011 • 3 pages
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