Growing Up Sexually










IndexAfricaSudan Bari

(Nuba, Shilluk, Bari, Dinka, Baja, Dogons, Yoruba, Mandari; ®Zande)

Seligman and Seligman (1928:p447)[1]: “A man will sometimes engage to marry a child unborn if it should be a girl. If the girl dies another girl-child may be substituted […]”. “When the bride price has been paid […] the man can have intercourse with his future wife, but only in the father’s house which the young man visits daily; this is not allowed unless the girl has passed the age of puberty”.














Janssen, D. F., Growing Up Sexually. VolumeI. World Reference Atlas. 0.2 ed. 2004. Berlin: Magnus Hirschfeld Archive for Sexology

Last revised: Sept 2004


[1] Seligman, C. G. & Seligman, B. Z. (1928) The Bari, J Royal Anthropol Instit Great Britain & Ireland58,Jul-Dec:409-479.