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Title:Notes on the formal education of Arusha 'Murran' at circumcision
Author:Thomas, A.
Year:1966
Periodical:Tanzania Notes and Records
Volume:65
Pages:81-90
Language:English
Geographic term:Tanzania
Subjects:Arusha
traditional education
Abstract:In the Arusha tribe of northern Tanzania, formal education traditionally began when a group of boys reached the age of circumcision, which was usually sixteen or seventeen years. Then they were taught how to behave when they become murran - members of the warior age-grade. In these notes the author has not analysed the age-grade system, nor described the circumcision ceremonies; rather he has focussed his attention on the formal education that is given to young Arusha boys immediately before circumcision and for a short time afterwards.
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