AA MISC.: Hamar and Karo Tribes Bull-Jumping Manhood Ceremony | Ethiopia

Bull jumping is simple event. 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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