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CH. XII
737
VARIOUS CUSTOMS

angry with me; our fathers have told us that we must never speak of our secret names."

The boy as a youth is called Wot-wotti while he still lives with his parents, and his sister, when approaching a marriageable age, is called Tutbukan.

After being initiated, the youth is called Tutnurring, and also is called Jeraeil, from the name of the ceremonies. When he returns to the camp, having satisfied the old men


FIG. 49.—KURKNAI WOMAN CARRYING A CHILD.

that he is to be depended upon, he no longer lives with his parents. As I have shown in the description of the Jeraeil, the ceremonies clearly show that his mother's control over him has been annulled, and being a man he is not allowed to live in the married people's part of the camp, but joins the young men, who put up their Bun or camp apart from the others. He as a Brewit, or "young man," lives with the other Brewit. All the Brewit who have been made young men at the same time are brogan or, as I may put it, comrades.