IndexAfricaCongo Mangbetu

Also: Zaire

Featured: Lega, Mangbetu, Lalia-Ngolu, Bahuana, Batetela, Nkundo Mongo, Mbuti, Bala, Lele, Bangala



“The [Mangbetu] children meet in a hut at night and, if they are not yet able to have intercourse, they imitate the act with each other”. Marriage around age 10-12 (Sohier).








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

Last revised: Sept 2004