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In the centre of each Dogon village is a shelter, known as the Togu na, where the village elders hold their meetings and courts, councils and judgements. It is reserved for men and the low roof ensures that they are unable to stand up, thus not capable of fighting.
The villages are laid out to a strict pattern, each house representing a limb of man.
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