In the 17th century they attacked the Rwandan outpost of Rutshurer on their way to Maniema, just west of Lake Tanganyika, dividing and conquering the people who lived in the region. Many cultural traits have been assimilated into the surrounding cultures, and the Lega still dominate the region today. Although traditionally the Lega were mostly farmers, raising manioc, bananas, and rice, they have recently been panning for gold in alluvial river deposits. There are also iron ore mines in the region which employ local labor. The Bwami society, which is a political organization, requires large payments from those who wish to advance.
As a result, even in very rural areas, there is a large amount of currency in circulation. The Lega are not organized under one centralized authority. Instead, individual communities are stratified in accordance with lineage hierarchies.
The leader of the lineage inherits his position along patrilineal lines. This system is balanced by the Bwami society, which is theoretically open to all Lega, and involves movement through numerous hierarchical stages. Ones power in the community is often determined by ones power in Bwami. The main gods are Kalaga, the promiser; Kenkunga, the reassembler; and Ombe, the hidden.Kaginga is recognized as the incarnation of evil and assists sorcerers. By joining Bwami one can develop an immunity to the evil doings of most witches. The highest rank of Bwami is Kindi and is directly associated with the skulls of the ancestors, which are placed in a hut at the center of the village. Objects which contain powerful supernatural medicines are not exposed to public eye but are instead placed with the Kindi.
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