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“Wood should not be touched before washing the hands after a meal. If one happens to do so it is necessary to touch one’s neck, otherwise one is liable to get a sore throat.”

  • Source: Gamble, David P. The Wolof of Senegambia: together with notes on the Lebu and the Serer. London: International African Institute, 1957.
  • Culture: Wolof
  • Location: Africa