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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.
The sample suggests that dowry and bride price exists among Sparkhill South Asians.
Traditional marriage ceremonies occurred only after both families agreed to the marriage, and bride price solidified the marriage and new relationship between families.
"But with the help of the local women's forum, funded by ActionAid to help girls stay in school and encourage women's participation in small enterprise, the elder's bride price was returned and the marriage contract rendered null and void.
The exchange of lobolo, or bride price, is supposed to be a long, formal process intricately knitting two families, but in this case the deal was swift, and Nonkululeko's grandmother, who opposed the match, was ignored.
Dai received the Sitanath Brahma Choudhuri Award from the Assam Sahitya Sabha for Kanyar Mulya (The Bride Price) published in 1978 and it continues to be his most well known novel.
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).
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
You guessed right, I am going to talk about marriage, lobola/iigondwa (bride price), and human/women rights.
When some Canadian friends kicked in enough money to pay the bride price, Grace was returned to her grateful husband.