kimpasi

African - A ritual of the Bakongo. This ritual is performed when many deaths have occurred in a village. Young members of each family are housed in a specially-built enclosure and then taken to a burial-ground where they are beaten to death with twigs. In reality, they are merely frightened out of their wits and, when they recover, they are sent back to their families. In some references, known as kimpasi.

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