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BaSotho's relationship with the #cosmos if of stellar proportions, literally. They have practically lived in the #celestial environment if you listen to them (SeSotho). They speak of things an eye does not see, narrate events unheard of and this is what ties them to the #dogon.đŸ’«
They have studied the #solarsystem, patterns and meanings and this is woven into SeSotho. When a MoSotho says "Ketla ho fapanya le pula" or "Ketla ho bontsha Tosa le madinyane a yona(Jupiter and and it's little moons)" you better stop whatever that it is you're doing, redzone!
They follow stars and #constellations to guide their lunar cycle activities. Selemela is Usar Major/Minor and it's arrival means ploughing must start, Ho Lema is farming. Molalatladi, a place where lighting lies is the Milky Lane and they believe it is related to the rainbow🌈
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The Dogon people of Africa

"The Dogon are an ethnic group living in the central plateau region of Mali, in West Africa, south of the Niger bend, near the city of Bandiagara and in Burkina Faso. The population numbers between 400,000 and 800,000."

The Dogon are best known for their religious traditions, their mask dances, wooden sculpture and their architecture.  

Dogon country is one of Mali's major tourist attractions.

The Dogon astronomical beliefs

"Starting with the French anthropologist Marcel Griaule, several authors have claimed that Dogon traditional religion incorporates ....

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