Butiama Bed & Breakfast

Butiama Bed & Breakfast

Sunday, April 1, 2012

Zanaki culture


One cultural practice of the Zanaki ethnic group that could be considered unusual in other societies is effecting burial on residential compounds.

The photo depicts, on the left, Chief Nyerere Burito's grave. He died on 30th March 1942 and was buried on the grounds in front of his house at Mwitongo in Butiama village.

The round building in the photo was constructed as a memorial on the spot where his house stood.
On the right is the grave of his fifth wife, Christina Mgaya wa Nyang'ombe. She died in 1997 and was estimated to be 105 years old.

Posts related to this one:
http://madarakanyerere.blogspot.com/2009/12/letter-from-butiama-married-life-in.html
http://madarakanyerere.blogspot.com/2010/04/zanaki-and-meat.html
http://madarakanyerere.blogspot.com/2011/10/zanaki-culture.html
http://madarakanyerere.blogspot.com/2012/07/inheritance-among-zanaki.html

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