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Sambia is a town located on the island of Mohéli in the Comoros.
- also known as Sambia, Comoros
- part of Comoros
Sambia a.k.a. Sambia people: The Sambia are a tribe of mountain-dwelling, hunting and horticultural people who inhabit the fringes of the Eastern Highlands Province of Papua New Guinea, and are extensively described by the American anthropologist Gilbert Herdt. The Sambia — a pseudonym created by Herdt himself — are well known by cultural anthropologists for their acts of "ritualized homosexuality" and semen ingestion practices with pubescent boys. In his studies of the Sambia, Herdt describes the people in light of their sexual culture and how their practices shape the masculinities of adolescent Sambia boys.
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Adolescence and Puberty (1990)
by John Bancroft, June Machover Reinisch
Sambia is a pseudonym for a Papuan New Guinea Highland people. Herdt (1981 ) describes the Sambia as a horticultural society of a few thousand, similar to surrounding tribes. Sambian society is highly sexually segregated and sexually ...
by Philomena Essed, David Theo Goldberg, Audrey Kobayashi
Thus, the Sambia is a highly sex-stratified culture in which men are superior to and vilify women and in which men exclusively possess the elixir necessary for human reproduction and growth. In light of the central role that semen plays in the ...
The Dream Encyclopedia (2009)
by James R Lewis, Evelyn Dorothy Oliver
Among the Sambia, a hunting and horticultural people living in the Eastern Highlands Province of Papua New Guinea, dreams bear upon ritual by providing explicit instructions that are followed by initiates in order to head off impending ...
by George Haggerty, Bonnie Zimmerman
Among the Sambia of Papua New Guinea, agegraded male homosexual eroticism has also traditionally been institutionalized, but the Sambia ascribe greater importance to specific erotic behaviors and emphasize certain magical powers ...
by Claude J. Summers
Sambian Initiation Among the Sambia, who inhabit the Southeastern Highlands of Papua New Guinea, every male had to go through a series of six stages of initiation that lasted approximately ten years. Teenagers who were between puberty ...
A New Geographical Dictionary ... to which is now added the latitude and longitude of the most considerable cities and towns,&c., of the world, omitted in the first publication, etc (1738)
Sambia. SZASCOWA, SCRACHICOW, a T. of the Pal. of Rava in Poland, between the Cs. War/aw & Lencici.
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