International Journal of Humanities and Social Science

ISSN 2220-8488 (Print), 2221-0989 (Online) 10.30845/ijhss

Inadaptation to Poro and Emergence of the Marginal District of "Mongaha" in Korhogo (Northen Côte D’ivoire)
Arsène KADJO

A traditional initiatory institution in the Senoufo country, "Poro" participates in the training of members of society and in the internal cohesion of the group. However, due to certain social contingencies, we meet social actors who do not adapt to them. This paper therefore proposes to analyse the correlation between this maladjustment and the emergence of a marginal neighbourhood, "Mongaha". The study revealed that "Poro" is a rite of passage in the Senoufo social order through three strata and aims at enculturation with a view to the social integration of the individual. As a result, any refusal to adapt is liable to social exclusion. The point of completion of this social exclusion is the creation of the village of "Mongaha" which enshrines a spatial exclusion.

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