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Tribal Boundaries and Border Wars: Nuer-Dinka Relations in the Sobat and Zaraf Valleys, c. 1860-1976

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Nuer–Dinka relations are usually described as being based on constant mutual hostility. This article (1982) examines Nuer–Dinka relations along the Sobat and Zaraf valleys since the beginning of Nuer eastward expansion in the nineteenth century and reveals a different pattern. Conflict during the immediate Nuer conquest of Dinka territory was followed by assimilation of individual…

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The Nuer: a description of the modes of livelihood and political institutions of a Nilotic people

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First published in 1940, this study has become one of the classic works in social anthropology. The Nuer of the Southern Sudan are predominantly a pastoral people and the first part of the book describes their life as herdsmen, fishermen and gardeners. Their economic life is related to the absence of chieftainship and their democratic…

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CSRF SOUTH SUDAN