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Marriage

A legal union between one man and one woman as husband and wife.
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Imrana Jalal included bride price in Vanuatu, the Solomons, PNG, and East Timor in her survey of Harmful Practices Against Women in Pacific Island Countries for a UN Conference in Ethiopia in May 2009.
In contrast to singular cowries, each bride price is composed of heaps of shells, consisting of shells of specific categories, and different strings of shells.
Indeed, many youth from both settings reported that they had never seen a traditional marriage in which bride price was exchanged.
The protagonist Gumba is a victim of the tradition of taking and giving bride price that was prevalent among the Adis.
The wedding ceremony itself is celebrated as soon as the go-betweens of the suitor and her father have agreed on the amount of a massive bride price paid in silver ingots (8 to 14 in the early 1970s).
The prohibition of high bride price would make it difficult to do otherwise.
Agrawal's study we see that the Panchayat Raj Institution functions not to change the inequitable tradition of familial prostitution, but simply mediate any disturbance relating to payment of bride price or problem regarding the virginity of Bedia wives.
A bride price or dowry can also be a much-needed windfall for desperate families.
When he was a teenager, you gave the girl's parents 11 camels and an AK-47 assault rifle as bride price and then waited
Why do our parliamentarians not come up with a legislation to say the bride price for every bride will be so much say R10000 or so or even abolish the whole idea of lobola?
When some Canadian friends kicked in enough money to pay the bride price, Grace was returned to her grateful husband.
Harriet, a White group member, spoke of Emecheta, author of The Bride Price, a Nigerian in England