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Tuareg traditional games and plays

A delightful list of Tuareg traditional games and plays:

  • Tiddas, played with small stones and sticks.
  • Kelmutan: consists of singing and touching each person’s leg, where the ends, that person is out: the last person loses the game.
  • Temse: comic game try to make the other team laugh and you win.
  • Izagag, played with small stones or dried fruits.
  • Iswa, played by picking up stones while throwing another stone.
  • Melghas, children hide themselves and another tries to find and touch them before they reach the well and drink.
  • Tabillant, traditional Tuareg wrestling
  • Alamom, wrestling while running
  • Solagh, another type of wrestling
  • Tammazagaor Tammalagha, race on camel back
  • Takket, singing and playing all night.
  • Sellenduqone person to be a jackal and try to touch the others who escape running.
  • Takadant, children try to imagine what the others are thinking.
  • Tabakoni: clown with a goatskin mask to amuse children.
  • Abarad Iqquran: small dressed wooden puppet that tells stories and make people laugh.
  • Maja Gel Gel: one person tries to touch all people standing, to avoid this sit down.
  • Bellus: everyone run not to be touched by the one who plays.
  • Tamammalt: pass a burning stick, when its blown off in ones hands tells who’s the lover.
  • Ideblan: game with girl prepare food and go search for water and milk and fruits.
  • Seqqetu: play with girls to learn how to build tents, look after babies made of clay.
  • Mifa Mifa: beauty contest, girls and boys best dressed.
  • Taghmart: children pass from house to house singing to get presents: dates, sugar etc.
  • Melan Melan: try to find a riddle
  • Tawaya: play with the round fruit calotropis or a piece of cloth.
  • Abanaban: try to find people while eyes are shut.(blind mans buff)
  • Shishagheren, writing the name of one’s lover to see if this person brings good luck.
  • Taqqanen, tellingdevinettesand enigmas.
  • Maru Maru, young people mime how the tribe works.

from Wikipedia.

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This entry was posted on 19 August, 2012 by in Uncategorized and tagged , .
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