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Having to pay the Bride cost: the African tradition of spending lobola April 4, 2020

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Having to pay the Bride cost: the African tradition of spending lobola

For hundreds of years, the Nguni tribes of Southern Africa have actually practiced lobola — spending a bride cost to make certain a union between two tribes, like the dowry’s of Western Civilization. With one exclusion — lobola is compensated in cows, and it is compensated towards the bride’s family members.

Historically, this enabled the 2 tribes become allied in wedding, ensuring help and security. In society, it brings the 2 families together, indicates that the groom can perform supporting their bride, and that the bride is respected by both families. (more…)

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