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Meet 'Eswatini' Tribe Where it is a Taboo For Women to Eat Cows Because Of This Strange Thing

Eswatini kingdom is a small South African republic. This year, the beautiful country had its 50th anniversary of independence. The reigning King, once known as Swaziland. The country's official name was changed by King Mswati III to the Swazi land of Eswatini. One of the few absolute monarchs in the world, the King makes him not just the people's king, but the political and governmental overseer of the land.


Eswatini was for a long time known as Swaziland in the colonial period as a protectorate and later an independent republic. The Swazi name is the Anglican name of Mswati II, the first king and nation building who was in power between 1840 and 1868.


Mbabane, former capital of the British colonial government, is the administrative center of the region. The national capital is located in Phondvo in the region of Lobamba where there are the chambers of parliament and other national institutions, the headquarter of King Mswati III and his mother, approximately 11 miles from Mbabane.

The king announced in April 2018 that he had changed his official name from the Kingdom of Swaziland to the Kingdom of Eswatini. Cow is a significant and important possession for many clans in Eswatini that demonstrates their ranks and riches. The amount of cattle that can be kept is representative of their richness and stability.


Cows are worth more than a piece of land and can be used instead of in cash to buy property. It is also used to pay the bride's price and a wife is to present a large number of healthy cows with the cows' fresh milk that will be used for wedding ceremonies and rituals to her kin.

It is said that cows were once adoring, used for trade in trafficking and in exchange for gold in ancient African times. The key social unit of Swazi is the house, a traditional beehive hut with dry grass. Each wife has its own hut and courtyard in a polygamous house, surrounded by barbed walls.


Sleep, cooking and storage (brewing beer) are provided by three systems. Structures also act as the bachelor's and guest quarters in larger homestays. The cattle byre, a circular region with big logs interspersed with branches, is at the heart of the traditional farm.

Retreat to the animals as a store of wealth and a sign of prestige has ritual as well as practical value. The grain pits are screened. The great hut that the headman's mother occupies facing the cattle byre.

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