Collection Description

Culture Name

Masa

Culture Description

The Masa live on both sides of the Logone River where forms the border between Cameroon and Chad. The traditional diet was largely sorghum, fish and milk; rice has been added, also as a cash crop. Cattle were important signifiers of wealth and necessary in marriage exchanges. Extended, polygamous households formed larger, lineage-based cattle herding units. The ritual calendar followed an agricultural cycle that included both fishing and pastoral activities.

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Region

Africa --Central Africa

Countries

Chad

Cameroon

OWC Code

FI21

Number of Documents

8

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Number of Pages

644

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