Family Life of Nomads

How a guy and a girl get acquainted in a nomadic society?

Everything was not very simple, at least in the Kazakh lands, it was strict. But opportunities for meeting were given. For example, young people liked the night sheep grazing much. The daytime sheep grazing is hard labor, and at night it is fun, songs and acquaintance.

Ancient tradition is the Altybakan swing. When it was possible to meet and even match a bride. We were told that the guy began to swing the girl so that she was afraid, and said: will you marry me, will you marry me? Until she would say yes, and this was considered an verbal agreement. And if neither he nor she had any other agreements, then later they proposed.

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