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When a suspected person denies his guilt, the judge places a stone before him, saying “Tabo!” (feel!); the liar will seldom dare to touch it. Sometimes a Somali will take up a stone and say “Dagáhá,” (it is a stone,) he may then generally be believed.

  • Source: Burton, Richard F, Sir. First footsteps in East Africa: or an exploration of Harar. London: Longman, Brown, Green, and Longmans, 1856.
  • Culture: Somali
  • Location: Africa