IndexAfricaCameroon → Maka


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A “very old woman”, also a circumciser, would “instruct the girls as soon as they see their first menstruation cycle about the mystery of procreation, the duties and sanctity of motherhood” (Nkwi, 1981:p850)[1].










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] Nkwi, P. N. (1981) The Maka life cycle, Anthropos 72:288-99