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Near Akot , South Sudan : November 15 , 2005 . Cows With Horns Shaped Like The O ...

Near Akot , South Sudan : November 15 , 2005 . Cows With Horns Shaped Like The O ...

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Description: Near Akot , South Sudan : November 15 , 2005 . Cows with horns shaped like the one in this photo of a cattle camp near Akot , South Sudan are valued above all other cows by the Dinka . The Dinka are traditionally cattle herders , owning hundreds or thousands of cows per family . There are many words in the Dinka language for each kind of cow cows of a certain color . . . cows with certain spots . . . boys are named after these various cows . Dowries ( payment by a mans family for marriage to a girl ) are also paid in cows , with a beautiful girl garnering a bride price of hundreds of cows .

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