Culture and Traditions

7 Interesting Facts and Traditions associated with Cows in Africa and Asia

There are interesting practices and behaviours associated with this domesticated herbivores animals that can be found almost everywhere all over the world, classified into varied species according to places they’re found. Cows are breed for various purposes by different people and nations, where the purposes can range from medicinal, agricultural, cultural, traditional, transportation and religious. They are commonly applied as beast of burden in farm power pulling ploughs in cultivation, means of transportation driving carts, widely consumption and usage of its meat, milk, cheese and a of its resources. While in some regions in India, contrary to the already known facts, Hindus honours Cows with religious manner. Below are the facts:

Human-like behaviours:

Like Humans, Cows conceive pregnancy for a period of 9 months before given to birth. As decreed, they gave birth without being attended to by any mid-wife or so-so. Normally, Cows gave birth to single calf, but they occationally birthed twins and even quadruplet as shown in the photo below.


Cows are very social when in heards, they make friends with those they feel like and avoid others. They don’t like being alone. This is one of the reasons behind their mooing- crying when deserted. Others are when it was separated from its calf, when they are about to be slaughtered e.t.c

African creation mythology:

According to African creation mythology, Fulanis believes that their god Dondori created the first human from a drop of Cows milk. This belief existed during their era of Paganism, although they still exist Non-Muslim Fulanis.

Festival material:

Rumzawas or Ƴan Rumji, Gobir extractions who deals in Cattle butchering occupation hold a bull festival called Hawan Kaho or Wasan Rumji. The festival is mostly celebrated during Islamic festivals, Rumzawas ceremonies or when
it was called for.

Marriage tradition:

In Fulani culture, Nomad Fulanis commemorate a marriage traditon called Sara before they married-off a girl to a Suitor. The family of the Suitor present a Cow to the Brides family to mark the tradition.

Sign of affluence:

In Hausa culture the richest one is ranked according to number of Cows or herds they possessed, amongst other wealths. The Cows are kept outside the household reared by little children, but when they get to certain number, they are taken to Fulanis whose it’s their long ages occupation.

Religious in India:

In India, Hindus honours some Cows they referred to as Sacred beyond human imaginations. They seek blessings from these Cows and other practices. They erect Statues in favour of these Cows after they died. And they don’t eat Beef.


I am Abdul-Raheem Zubair by name, Founder- Operator at Bago Technologies. My hobbies are reading, travelling and discovering.

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