Women generally married outside the clan of their birth, typically into clans of enemies. “We marry those whom we fight,” explained an Enga leader.
Enga men proclaimed, “Pigs are our hearts”
“Orphan piglets or those of large litters may be suckled by the owner’s wife, sharing her breasts with children”
The Enga tucked bones of birds and animals into a wall of their house to impress visitors with how often meat was eaten.
Beginning at about five years of age, boys, warned by their fathers, uncles, and older brothers not to spend too much time with women, moved into the men’s house.