SO (Uganda)


IndexAfricaUganda → So


Featured: Ik, Gisu, Acholi, Sebei, Bahima/Bahuma [Hima, Bahuma Bajoro], Bachiga, Lango, Nkole, Ganda, Kiziba, Lugbara, Jie, Iteso, Bwamba, Baamba, So, Guang

Laughlin and Laughlin (1973:p353)[1] state: “Children engage in sex play from an early age”. Girls learn about menarche from peers, or from their mothers (only one in five).



Further reading:


§         Laughlin, Charles D. & Allgeier, Elizabeth R. (1979) An Ethnography of the So of Northeastern Uganda. 2 vols. New Haven, CT: HRAF Press






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] Laughlin, Ch. D. & Laughlin, E. R. (1973) The So of Karamoja District, Eastern Uganda, in Molnos, A. (Ed.) Cultural Source Materials for Population Planning in East Africa. University of Nairobi, Institute of African Studies. Vol. 3, p352-64