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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Africa --Central Africa
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