Crowning of Gadabursi Ugaas.

This is an abstract from “A pastoral democracy:a study of pastoralism & politics among the norther…..” A book by I.M Lewis

The pastoral Somali have few large ceremonies and little ritual. for its interest, therefore I reproduce here a summary of a very full account of traditional Gadabuursi installation ceremony given me by ‘Abdurahmaan sheikh nuur, the present governor Kadi of Borama. Clansmen gather for the ceremony in well wooded and watered place. There is singing and dancing, then stock are slaughtered for feasting and sacrifice. The stars are carefully watched to determine a propitious time and Continue reading