Featured: Badjju, Nupe, Hausa, Kadara, Kagoro, Efik, Tiv, Kanuri, Ijaw/ Ijo, Bini, Marghi, Jekri, Lala, Kofjar, Ibibio, Woodabe Fulani, Borroro Fulani, Ibo[ Afikpo Igbo, Asaba Ibo], Rukuba, Irigwe, Yakoe, Igbira, Igala, Orri, Dakarkaki
Among the southern Marghi (e.g., Womdi) the bride is barely pubescent, and the groom will not have sexual intercourse with her, though he has general licence to have relations with older girls in the neighbourhood […]. When the bride becomes old enough to have sexual relations the groom may come to her compound and spend the night with her”, but she, too, may have relations with village boys at that time (Vaughan, 1962:p51-2).
D. F., Growing Up Sexually.
Last revised: Sept 2004