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Ndut initiation rite


Le Ndut- Cérémonie sérère- Sénégal

The Ndut is a rite of passage as well as a religious education commanded by Serer religion that every Serer must go through once in their lifetime. The Serer people being an ethnoreligious group, the Ndut initiation rite is also linked to Serer culture. From the moment a Serer child is born, education plays a pivotal role throughout their life cycle. The ndut is one of these phases of their life cycle. In Serer society, education lasts a lifetime, from infancy to old age.
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    • Etymology 

    • Types 

    • Purpose 

    • Preparation for the Ndut 

    • Structure