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Meet, The African Tribe Where Men Kidnap Their Women For Marriage

Africa is a great continent with many unique civilizations that span various aspects of people's lives. The level of processes used in marriage on this continent varies depending on the group in question. However, I'll be talking about the South Sudanese Latuka tribe, who have a unique approach to marriage.

Women are required to be wooed and persuaded by their male suitors before contacting their respective parents for marriage processes in several cultures around the world. When it comes to the Latuka tribe, however, the opposite is true.

Men in this African tribe are allowed to kidnap gorgeous women and keep them away from their families. She won't be released until her father has been informed by the groom. When the father is informed, he must choose whether to accept or reject the plan.

When the father agrees, the groom will inform his family's elders, who will meet the parents of the lady he stole. Meanwhile, the groom's father would flog his son-in-law following the acceptance, as the marriage ritual allows. The significance of the beating is that it represents the man's willingness to suffer and sacrifice in order to guarantee his wife's marriage.

Surprisingly, if the parent rejects the suitor's proposal. Regardless of the girl's father's displeasure, the land's custom allows him to marry her. This means that only men get to choose who a girl will marry for the rest of her life. However, if the lady is strong enough to endure physical force from the man attempting to abduct her, this can be avoided.

The South Sudanese Lakuta tribe is noted for preventing other influences and religious rituals from overriding their own. Many have criticized the Lakuta tribe's marriage system for denying the lady the ability to pick her husband, but the criticism has had little impact on the tribe's customs and traditions.

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