Growing Up Sexually



UDHUK  (Ethiopia)





IndexAfricaEthiopia Udhuk

(Kaffa, Udhuk, Nuer, Majangir, Afar, Amhara, Qemant


According to Cerulli (1956:p23[1]; Mbiti, [1990:p133])[2] courtship and marriage takes place “at an early age” since no payment or gifts are given or expected. This possibly begins when children leave the parents home and village at puberty to go to the village of the maternal uncle, to safeguard them from a polygamous system (Cerulli, p22, 23-4).















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] Cerulli, E. (1956) Peoples of South-West Ethiopia and its Borderland. London: International African Institute

[2] Referring to MS notes by Meadows.Op.cit.