IndexAfricaCameroon → Etap


Featured: (Nso’, Beti / Eton, Maka, Etap, Pangwe / Fan, Baifa / Banen, Fali, Mouktélé, Bangwa, Bali


Premarital chastity was strictly enforced for girls between puberty and marriage; if caught, lovers were flogged (Malcolm, 1923)[1]. This did not last long, usually a few months (age of “puberty” seemed to occur at about age 11-15 in girls, and 13 for boys).











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] Malcolm, L. W. G. (1923) Notes on birth, marriage and death ceremonies of the Etap tribe, central Cameroon, J Royal Anthropol Instit Great Britain & Ireland 53:388-401