Mundari Tribe in South Sudan, a landlocked country in Eastern Africa, has a unique and extraordinary marriage custom. One can only find such a tradition and practice in Marriage in South Sudan. According to tradition, the lady moves to the man’s house when a couple wants to marry. She packs up all her belongings and comes to her future husband’s home, thus signifying that she is ready for Marriage.
Even in the modern world, people do not consider such a proclamation of intention to marry as a tradition. However, in the Mundari tribe, the situation is different. The tribe finds it insulting if the man comes to the girl’s father and declares their intention to marry. Often, such a gesture results in the “groom” getting scolded and beaten.
On the contrary, they believe that the father is not the one who is getting married. Accordingly, the man should not ask him. This practice of the community gives more freedom and control to the woman. The woman of the tribe gets a higher say in deciding who will be their life partner.
Meanwhile, after the girl moves to the house of the man of her choosing, the elders of her family come to the man’s home. The elders then quote the man the bride price they expect him to pay to marry their daughter. Moreover, the man or the groom does not reimburse the Bride Price in Cash. Instead, they pay in cows. The bride’s family may ask for as many as 7○ cows for a bride price.
The People of the Mundari tribe prefer female children because having daughters allows you to have many cattle. This practice of the tribe is one of the most unique and amazing things about this culture. Such a practice is hard to find in most modern and advanced regions of the world.
The people of this tribe don’t value your wealth by your money but by the number of cows you own. The people following this culture hardly sell or kill their cow