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In most traditional #Aboriginalcommunities boys are initiated into #manhood in a cycle of #ceremonies where they are taught their #traditionalsongs and shown the #dances that are associated with it. Among the people of #CentralAustralia, like the #Warlpiri, Arrarnta (Arrernte), Pitjantjatjara, Pintubi and many others, the #rituals may take place over many weeks. The most common and most elaborate ceremonies among the Warlpiri people, for example, are the "kurdiji" #initiationceremonies in which a number of boys of the same subsection (or "skin") are initiated together. "Kurdiji" means #shield and refers to the #woodenshields that are decorated with designs representing the "#dreamings" or #songcycles that are performed for that particular set of ceremonies.

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