In the region where I come from land is a family inheritance that is guarded very jealously, family members will do anything within their power to keep the territorial inheritance. In fact I did not know how serious this was until recently when my family relocated to the village. I hear all kinds of comments about the family land and what they are doing to keep it within the family. This is not to say they cannot sell some portions to others, even non-natives for development but they still save some portions for the family , even for future generations.
However, when the land is not properly taken care of, others will trepass and develop without the permission of the family and before the family realizes, their land is either totally overrun or there are litigations all over the courts. [view whole blog post ]