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Ces jeunes gens de l ethnie des bediks, partent pour un mois dans la foret, ils passent leurs epreuves initiatiques. Pour cet evenement ils parlent une langue incomprehensible de tous, et doivent vivre de leurs propres moyens dans la foret.
Au retour, ile ne dormiront plus dans la case avec leur maman, mais avec les hommes, car il seront devenus des hommes. Ils ont entre 12 et 14 ans.

These young boys of the bediks ethnos group, leave for one month in the forest, they pass their initiatory tests.
For this event they speak a incomprehensible language about all, and must live their own means in the forest.

With the return, they will not sleep any more in the room with their mom, but with the men, because he will have become men. They have between 12 and 14 year

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