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Meet women in the Dani tribe of Papua New Guinea who cut off one of their fingers when a family member dies

Barbara Gertrude Eshun 1 month ago 0

Women in the Dani tribe of Papua New Guinea cut off one of their fingers when a family member dies.

According to their beliefs, they observe this culture to honour the deceased and also ward off any lingering spirit.

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In their belief, by inflicting this pain on themselves, they express their grief and suffering to the deceased.

They also believe that the spirit of the deceased could hunt them and cause unrest in the village, hence the practice.

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Although this practice is now prohibited in Papua New Guinea, older women in the community of the tribe still have mutilated fingers from when they followed the tradition.

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