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Transcript of Shusei Tani
The Nuer Tribe
Most Nuer live in South Sudan
Center of the Nuer tribe is around Lake No.
Culture in the Nuer tribe is organized around cattle
No food commodities are produced for market trading
The Nuer wear little or no clothing, especially the men. Women will more commonly wear a brief skirt of cloth or skin. Women wear wire and bead necklaces and headdresses
The Nuer uses scarification because they think that it is a blessing to God, manhood/womanhood and kinship.
Water has been very hard for the tribe to find and must drink dirty water.
In recent years, there has been extensive military conflict in the South of Sudan, and the Nuer have become more politically active. Some of the leaders of the resistance movements opposing the oppression of the Central Sudanese government in Khartoum have been Nuer.
Men’s traditional attire consists of a long or loose-fitting white or pastel-colored robe, a headdress, and shoes
Women’s traditional attire consists of only a toob
The toob covers the body entirely
The toob can be made from cotton, satin, polyester, jersey, denim and other fabrics.
The main staple of the Sudanese is a special type of bread called Kissra, which is made from durra or corn, Kissra is taken altogether with a stew and this has become the main dish in central and Sudan in general.
In the east, the most popular dish is Moukhbaza,which is made of banana paste.
In the south, the abundance of rivers, lakes, and swamps have made the people in these regions dependant for fish for their food.
A popular stew in the south is Kajaik, which is cooked of dried fish
Northern Sudan is known for it’s simple cuisine, yet it could be of significance that historical evidence has proven that ancient Nubians were the first to discover wheat and from them, the world got to know about it.
This explains the fact that wheat flour has still remained the staple food for the people of the north who use it to making their main dish, which is made of wheat and baked in a circular shape, it’s thickness and size change according to the needs
Most homes are not modern in the Nuer. They not made out of wood and bricks like most houses. This is because of either poor development or the house is made specifically for the extreme climate.
The Sudanese flag has three equal bands of black, red, and green. The red stripe is edged in white. A blue isosceles triangle at the left side if the flag contains inside a golden, five-pointed star.
The black represents the people of South Sudan.
The red represents the bloodshed in the struggle for freedom
The green represents the verdant land
The blue represents the water of the Nile River
The Gold star represents the unity of the states making up South Sudan
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