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CLIP 8774

Living with the Hamar - meeting with the Maza

Living with the Hamar - meeting with the Maza

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Key Info
  • Living with the Hamar - meeting with the Maza
  • Duration: 02:30
  • Hamar men who have already successfully completed the cattle jumping ceremony join a group called the Maza. The explorer Bruce Parry meets with a group of Maza and quizzes them on life in the tribe. The cattle jumping ceremony is unique to Hamar culture and differentiates the Hamar from other tribes in this part of southern Ethiopia. This clip was first published as part of the BBC Tribe website: Please note this clip is only available in Flash.
  • Subject:



    People and the Environment: Tribes

  • Keywords: Africa, ceremony, culture, Ethiopia, Hamar, initiation, Maza, Omo, ritual, tribe
Ideas for use in class
  • Useful in the context of a unit on cultural understanding and diversity or a study of people and their environment. Ask your learners to research life in one of the other local tribes mentioned in the clip, e.g. the Nyangatom, Mursi, etc.
Background details
  • Clip language : English
  • Aspect ratio : 16x9

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