As soon as the woman feels pregnant, the spouses separate until after the nursing period, which lasts approximately 1 1/2 to 2 years. Another man may not touch the woman during this period, any more than her husband.

  • Source: Merker, Meritz. The Masai: ethnographic monograph of an East African Semite people. Berlin: Dietrich Reimer (Ernst Vohsen), 1910.
  • Culture: Maasai
  • Location: Africa