Bride price

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Comment by Glyn Turner on May 15th, 2009 at 8:52 am

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In parts of Africa the validity of a traditional marriage ceremony depends on the payment of a bride price, which can vary from a token amount to an exorbitant sum. Lobola is a similar tradition in southern Africa. The MIFUMI Project in Africa [2] held a referendum in Tororo, Uganda in 2001 on whether a Bride Price should be a non-refundable gift and held an international conference on the Bride Price in Kampala, Uganda in 2004. It also issued a preamble position in 2008.[3]

1. ^ Han, Min, “Social Change and Continuity in a Village in Northern Anhui, China: A Response to Revolution and Reform”, Senri Ethnological Studies 58, Publications Office, National Museum of Ethnology, Osaka, Japan, December 20, 2001.
2. ^ The MIFUMI Project
3. ^ MIFUMI Preamble on Bride Price for Tororo Ordinance 2008


Comment by Jennifer Tanabe on May 19th, 2009 at 2:30 pm

Thank you for your feedback. The article has been updated and this information has been incorporated.

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