(Stokes, 2009). Egalitarianism is largely practiced and social inequality is largely seen
where men occupy the higher social status compared to their women counterparts. Age
and gender determines major factors in social stratification. Men are mostly hunters and
do most of the commercial works like carvings, herding and growing of cash crops while
women look after their homes and are involved in food crops farming for their families.
6. Clothing in the Beti’s though not exclusive to them includes the Pagnes with long pieces
of clothes wrapped along their waist as skirts. Men on the other hand wear shorts or wrap
short pieces of cloth around their bodies or long robes for ceremonial occasions. Other
attires include the kru, Akan, tapa cloth, Gur, krahn
7. Beti community grows peanuts and root crops like cassava and cocoyam for their
carbohydrate requirements. They also grow maize for the same needs.
8. They meet their protein needs by hunting wild animals especially in the forest but also
grow beans for the same purpose
9. Spears made from long wooden sheath attached to a metallic head and also bows and
arrows were the common weapons used by the Beti community in hunting and warfare.
Shield made from animal hide and crafted swords
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11. Given that Beti is a sub tribe of a larger community, they majorly practice exogamy and
polygamy (although Polygamy was prohibited by the national government). The
traditional wedding rituals involved payment of dowry by the man by a price determined
by the bride which is supposed to be paid before the actual wedding could start off.
During the wedding, marriage expenses are catered for by family and friends of the
grooms side and gifts often range in type and size brought by anyone.