Culture July 09, 2018 at 10:49 am

To marry a woman from these African tribes, you need to wrestle to win her heart

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Farida Dawkins July 09, 2018 at 10:49 am

July 09, 2018 at 10:49 am | Culture

Two men engaged in Donga…Boundless Ethiopia Tours

Suri & Surma Tribes

The Suri and Surma people hail from southwestern Ethiopia and South Sudan.

Suri and Surma men are required to adorn their whole bodies with clay and walk around nude while carrying an 8-foot pole.

Donga, as it is referred to, commences when the single men pick an opponent to fight.

While the men duel, the unmarried women watch and choose their husbands based on who wins.

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