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[French] Spitting to show respect

spitting to show respect

Did you know that spitting at someone can be seen as a sign of respect?

This is the case for the Maasai people, who live in Kenya and northern Tanzania. The Maasai spit in their palms before shaking hands. Spitting at each other is seen as a way of giving a blessing. In order to wish good luck and a long life to new born children, parents, friends and the family spit on it.

By Sophie Grimberg

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