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To learn about the Tandroy clans, their customs, livelihoods and more, visit the links below:
The Tandroy Clans
• The Museum of Androy
• Tandroy Dancers
• Sisal

The Tandroy Clans

The Sandatse, a healing ceremony. © A. Jolly

The people of the Mandrare Valley belong to Tandroy clans, translated as the "People of the Thorns." They are traditionally warriors and pastoralists, whose wealth is their livestock. Those who live on Berenty estate work to produce sisal fiber. They show their traditional dances to tourists, but also retain their own ceremonies and society.