Barabaig Burial Grounds

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Location: Tanzania

Who Considers it Sacred? The Barabaig tribes of Tanzania

Significance: The Barbaig tribes of Tanzia hold the graves of their ancestors to be most sacred.

The Threat: Industrial development

Current Status: The Tanzanian goverment has been destroying the Barabaig gravesites to make way for farms; they have also been pushing the Barabaig tribes from traditional grazing areas. Legal means to secure preservation are being pursued with the help of Survival International.

For More Information: Site Saver Newsletter Volume II, Number 2, Winter 1992

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