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Group: For boys once they start drinking milk.
A simple conical shape with a leather, or now sometimes plastic, lid, with a half-liter capacity, used for boys once they start drinking milk up to the point they drink so much they need a larger milk container. Then, they shift to the naitu.
Note: There are three forms of the mala. The mala enkoriong becomes a mala kini e nkerai, a calabash for girl children. A smaller version of the nkoting, but with a simpler shape, a simple, flat-bottomed cylinder with a skin or now plastic lid. The capacity is about half a liter.