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Transcript of Allison Eslick
Men would wear a
long loose robe called a Jalabiya
Women would wear
a shirt with a long wrap-round
cloth on top with a skirt
Scarification involves decorating the body with different markings and shows that you are a true woman or man.
Each part in the flag has a meaning:
Black- the black people of South Sudan
White- the peace of the people who lost there lives in Sudan
Red- is for the blood gallant freedom and justice for the fighters who lost their lives during the long period of conflict
Green- means agriculture potential
Blue- is a symbol for Nile River
The Star- symbols the unity for the states
Southern Sudan in the upper east Nile River province
They are located:
They only build temporary houses since they have to move depending on what season it is.
During the wet seasons they would normally live in "circular mud walls over stick frames with thatched roofs."
During the dry season they move into camps. The men sleep with their cattle outside of their houses which are made of local grasses and they follow the water to the lower lands. The women may be near or in the wet land area.
Culture/ Traditional Facts
1) Marriage isn't finalized till the wife has had at least 2 children
2) There cattle are referred by what they look like
3) They don't believe in afterlife for where the spirit would go to
They have varieties of stews and porridge.
A popular stew they have is Kajaik. They have a special type of brad called Kissra that they enjoy. One of there main dishes is Gourrassa which is made of wheat and then baked.
The Sudanese Civil War was one conflict they had to face, but that's not where it started. it started with the myth that the Dinka and Nuer had the same father. The Dinka deceived it's father by taking the calf instead of taking the cow, that the Nuer was supposed to get. Which has lead to problems up till today; leaving a long history with the Dinka tribe.
The Nuer's have two different types of marking on their forehead and dots all over their face, arms and chests.
They also once migrated in the mid 1800's. They headed up east and pushed the Anuak father more east of Ethiopia.
It is proven that the ancient Nubians were the first to discover and make wheat.which is why flour is still a staple crop for the ones who still use it to make Gourrassa.
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