Cultural Space and How to Touch

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Cultural Space in Tanzanian culture is much respected. Before you touch anybody in Tanzania, first know the way to handle elders and teenagers.

Personal space differs from place to place based on tribal and religious influences. Generally, an arm’s length or a bit less is appropriate. Personal space tends to be less between members of the same gender.

• When two people of the same sex are talking, touching is acceptable. It is common to touch the hands, legs, and shoulders.

• When two people of the opposite sex talk there is very little to no touching. The only appropriate touch is a handshake.

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