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Ethnicity and Marriage Patterns in Mozambique

  title={Ethnicity and Marriage Patterns in Mozambique},
  author={Carlos Arnaldo},
  journal={African Population Studies},
  • C. Arnaldo
  • Published 1 April 2004
  • Medicine
  • African Population Studies
Marriage in sub-Saharan Africa has been commonly described as early and universal. Yet, its patterns vary across countries and even within countries among different cultural groups. Mozambique is culturally heterogeneous with both patrilineal and matrilineal systems of social organisation represented. Using data from the 1997 Census and 1997 MDHS, this article examines differentials in marriage patterns among five ethnic groups in Mozambique: Tsonga, Sena/Ndau, Lomwe/Chuwabo, Macua and Others… 

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