The Kabyè are a population living in Northern Togo and that preserves and follows ancestral traditions, they base their economy mainly on agriculture.

In the Kabyè society, rites of passage and ritual practices play a major role and are regulated by strict rules, guarded by the elderly and the feticheur.

The Evala is the traditional fight that males must know and practice in order to be considered adult men and to fully enter into society and participate in the community life; it is a complex rite of passage that has a long duration.

Even females must face a rite of passage to enter adulthood.

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