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Africa: People of South Sudan do their daily rituals of the cattle worshipping Mundari tribe; Mundari tribes are basically agriculturalists and cattle herders. 

The Mundari tribe is Nilotic, meaning people indigenous to the Nile Valley. They speak Niolitic languages.


They do their hair bleach with regular cow urine applications, then powder it with ash, turning their hair reddish golden.

According to Mundari culture, reddish-golden hair is considered a sign of beauty: to leave one’s hair black indicates sadness and a period of mourning.

The cattle’s horns can grow up to 72 inches in length, and people wash with the animal’s urine. 

“The more you see, the more you realize an inextricable bond between the tribe and their cattle, said a resident. 

“The way they lead them, rub ash into their skins, attend to their needs, use their milk, dung and urine.


The method to do this is they simply collect the dung and then deposit it overnight and spread it on the ground, and some people used it to coat the cattle horns with a veneer of manure. 

The boys dipped their heads in the flow of fresh urine from the cattle. 

This is to use a natural antiseptic and change their hair colour to red or even bleached blonde.

At night, residents recalled how they slept with their cattle to protect them and carried Kalashnikovs. 

Cattle rustling is commonplace and is a cause of conflict.

According to Trevor, the Ankole Watusi cattle have the most enormous horns I have ever seen, and the biggest of the cattle may be worth $500.

“During the day, the cattle spread from the banks of the Nile into the long grasses of the alluvial floodplain. 

“They return at dusk instinctively.”

There is a different relationship with an understanding of the cattle, which goes beyond normal animal husbandry. 

The people of South Sudan are very proud of their animals, and the whole community of man and beast is interconnected. 

The Mundari tribes are a small ethnical group of South Sudan and one of the Nilotic indigenous groups. 

The community is made up of cattle-herders and agriculturalists and is part of the Karo people, which also includes Bari, Pojulu, Kakwa, Kuku and Nyangwara.

The native language of the Mundari tribes is Kutuk na Mundari. Like many other Nilotic tribes, the Mundari are very cattle-oriented: the animal serves as food, a form of currency and a mark of status.

With distinctive V scars on their foreheads, the Mundari people value tradition, particularly when it comes to wrestling and music. 

They are among the tallest individuals in the world and are said to tower over their prized herds. These include cattle called Ankole-Watusi – a distinctive white animal with curved horns, also known as ‘the cattle of kings’.