More on the Dung-Haters

As with most peoples outside Teleleli, an extended family of Dung-Haters will generally live in one building. The ‘nuclear family’ of a single couple and their children is an unknown concept to them. They have maintained this practice even in Teleleli, where plentiful empty buildings would make smaller households viable. Where they are forced to occupy smaller buildings, they will generally knock down walls if they are able, or if not live in several adjacent buildings.

When a couple marries, the man must leave his family and live with that of his wife. However, if the husband speaks to his wife’s mother, the couple must divorce and the man return to his people in shame. If her shadow crosses his body he will sicken and die.

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