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Customs associated with pregnancy and childbirth of Bulgarians, Turks and Roma in region of Kubrat


Authors:
Sevim Kutrchu

Pages: 67-85

Abstract:

This work is focused on customs and rituals associated with pregnancy and childbirth of inhabitants of 16 villages in Kubrat area. Using the published materials and ethnograpfical materials collected during field work (2007 – 2013) the author reveals in a comparative terms birth customs of various ethnic and confessional groups – Bulgarians, Turks ( Alevi and Sunni ) and Roma ( Christians and Muslims ) . The author compare the rituals connected to infertility , pregnancy, birth and 40 – day postpartum period .

Keywords:

pregnancy, child birth, beliefs, customs, christening, sünnét .

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