A look at the Chewa people of Malawi and their secret cult of dancers

Chewa: The tribe in Malawi that prepared meals with water from a ...
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Burial rites

The people of Chewa had an intriguing burial ritual. When a tribe member died, the body was taken to a sacred place and cut open at the throat. Water was then poured through the hole and squeezed down the stomach until it came out through the anus. This process was done repeatedly until the water came out clean. This water was then used to prepare food for the entire members of the ethnic group present.

Last Edited by:Mildred Europa Taylor Updated: July 10, 2020


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