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Tuli may refer to:

modern places (alphabetical by country)
  • Tuli, Afghanistan, a village in Afghanistan
  • Two villages in Azerbaijan:
    • Tülü, Balakan, Azerbaijan
    • Tülü, Lerik, Azerbaijan
  • Tuli (Trebinje), a village in Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Tuli, India, a town in Mokokchung District of Nagaland state in India
  • Tuli headquarter, the administrative township of Tuli in Mokokchung district in the Indian state of Nagaland
  • Tuli, Iran, a village in West Azerbaijan Province, Iran
  • Tuli, Ardabil, a village in Ardabil Province, Iran
  • Tuli Ashaqi, a village in East Azerbaijan Province, Iran
  • Tuli, Khuzestan, a village in Khuzestan Province, Iran
  • Tuli, Zimbabwe, a village in the province of Matabeleland South, Zimbabwe
  • Tuli Block, Botswana
  • Tuli River
ancient places
  • Tylis (Τύλις) sometimes transliterated into English as Túli or Túlis, a region near ancient Byzantium
  • Tuli Kupferberg, American counterculture poet, author, cartoonist, anarchist
  • Géza Tuli, Hungarian gymnast who competed in the 1912 Summer Olympics
  • Neville Tuli, Indian writer, art connoisseur and founder member of the annual Osian film festival
  • Teila Tuli, also known as Taylor Wiley, American sumo wrestler
  • Jake Tuli (1931-1998), South African boxer of the 1950s and '60s
other uses
  • Tuli (caste), a caste in India, usually from Punjab in India
  • Tuli (cattle), a beef cattle breed that originated from Zimbabwe
  • Tuli (film), a 2005 film by Auraeus Solito
  • Tuli (rite), Philippine ritual male circumcision
Tuli (rite)

Tulì is a Filipino rite of male circumcision. It has a long historical tradition and is considered a rite of passage; boys who have not undergone the ritual are labelled supót and face ridicule from their peers.

Circumcision is not considered a religious rite as some four-fifths of Filipinos profess Roman Catholicism, which does not require it. A theory posits that the prevalence of the practise is due to the influence of Islam, which was prevalent in parts of the archipelago at least 200 years before the arrival of Christianity in the 16th century.

More affluent parents opt to have their children circumcised as neonates in hospital, but the majority prefer that their sons undergo the tradition at around 5–7 years of age. Boys of the same age group would either go to government-sponsored missions, hospitals, or to a local circumciser.

The Philippines Department of Health meanwhile sponsors an annual Operation Tuli project to circumcise boys; others assist and provide the service for free.

The traditional circumciser would tell the patient to chew guava leaves and then simply cut off the foreskin of the boy with a sharp knife. The boy is then to wash off in the cold waters of a nearby river and to apply the masticated guava leaves as a poultice on the wound.

Newly circumcised boys usually wear housedresses or loose skirts to help in the healing. The swelling that might occur during this period is termed pangángamatis (literally, "becoming like a tomato", kamatis) owing to the reddish appearance of the penis.

The rite has been the subject of the award-winning film Tuli by Auraeus Solito.