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see marriagemarriage,
socially sanctioned union that reproduces the family. In all societies the choice of partners is generally guided by rules of exogamy (the obligation to marry outside a group); some societies also have rules of endogamy (the obligation to marry within a group).
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The sister is, therefore, regarded as the enabler of her brother's marriage due to her bride wealth.
In this form of marriage, the man (groom) also arranges for the girl's abduction and provides the normal bride wealth.
It is devoid of the normal requirements of labour service and bride wealth.
Although emphasis was placed on the relatively low bride wealth that distinguishes Christian from traditional marriage by all the Christian respondents, the main difference however, lies in the fact that the former is blessed in Church and not in the value of material exchange.
As discussed earlier, it is socially accepted in many cases for sexual intercourse to precede payment of bride wealth including provision of labour services (in kind or cash) to the bride's family.
At kastom wedding speeches lengthy explanations are given as to why paying bride wealth is different to buying a box of matches at a store.
Dut Akuocwel, a member of the Luackoth community from Tonj East described reports that the fighting was instigated by bride wealth as "engineered by individual politicians I know here in Juba", describing it as "purely a sectional fight".
A young teenage girl was beaten to death last week in Bor county of Jonglei state by her parents because she chose to have a relationship with a man who had no many cattle to give her parents as bride wealth.