AA MISC.: Tribes Bull Jumping

Bull jumping is simple event but and important ritual in the Omo River Valley but the men practice before the traditional ceremony. Hamar and Karo tribes line up the bulls, and after they are jumped, a boy is deemed a man. They cannot marry or let their children survive without participating in this ceremony. Karos perform the ceremony only once during a generation and therefore, illegitimate children are killed. Karos are the only tribe that practice Mingi killing by putting dirt in their newborn children’s mouths and leaving them to die.

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