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boyale, noun

Forms:
boïalloa, bojalaShow more Also boïalloa, bojala, boyali, byale.
Origin:
SeTswana
historical
An initiation ceremony, usually involving clitoridectomy, formerly undergone by Tswana girls at the age of puberty. See also domba, intonjane. Cf. boguera.
1827 G. Thompson Trav. 165The celebration of a..festival called Boïalloa, when all the young girls, on attaining the age of thirteen, go through certain ceremonies, after which they are admitted to the rank of women.
1979 J. Gratus Jo’burgers 52Trouble with you girls who’ve not had byale, circumcision. You know nothing about the world but you think you know everything.
An initiation ceremony, usually involving clitoridectomy, formerly undergone by Tswana girls at the age of puberty.

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