DOBES Archive

1 Wrestling festival 2013 at Tungan Bage
The wrestling festival takes place biennial and fighters from sorounding Kyanga villages are allowed to participate. In 2013 the winner was from Tungan Bage. The wrestling competition is a very old tradition of the Kyanga people. In former times the fight was much harder and harsher, for example iron bangles were used and peole got seriously injured. Therefore some old people show big battle scars. The Kyanga word for wrestling is ’dɛ̃̀nɛ̃́’ and means literally ’wife of war’. The social meaning of wrestling is about neighbourhood relationship and friendship. A personal report you find in the the session 'Lifestory of Makera' in 'Narrations'.