Source: Wikipedia.org (Himba People)
Source Link: https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Himba_people
Majority of people around the world are very protective of their spouse, but there are people who are different and ij fact giving out their partner is part of their culture. In this article, we look at this set of people and their culture.
Africa is the world's second largest continent, with over 1. 3 billion people divided into 54 countries. This continent is home to so many different cultures that we cannot possibly account for them all. The African continent is home to 3000 tribes and 2000 languages, which should give you an indication of how diverse the region is.
The Ovahimba and Ovazimba tribes, which are native to Namibia, have one of the most distinct civilizations. These tribes have a population of over 50,000 people, and the men's main employment is hunting, while the women work in agriculture and cow rearing.
A wealthy man is identified by the amount of his cattle, and polygamy is practiced in certain tribes, with daughters sent to the husband's house once they reach puberty.
A mixture of butter fat, ochre, and omuzumba is smeared on their skin to protect them from sun radiation and mosquito bites, giving them their red appearance.
When a couple of that tribe receives a male visitor, the husband welcomes him in and expresses his pleasure to see him by allowing him to sleep with his wife while he (husband) sleeps in another room or outside, if there is no extra room.
The tradition of a man giving his wife to his guest was passed down from their fathers before them, and they still adhere to it because they feel it creates good relationships and prevents envy. The wife has no say in the issue; she might refuse to have sexual relations with the visitor, but she must sleep in the same room as the visitor.
When the visitor is a female, the wife may offer her husband to the female visitor, but this is uncommon. Do you believe you have the ability to practice such culture?
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