Nuer People

Nuer People

About Nuer People

The Nuer (also known as the Nei Ti Naath (roughly meaning original people) are a confederation of tribes located in South Sudan and western Ethiopia. Collectively, the Nuer form one of the largest ethnic groups in East Africa. They are a pastoral people who rely on cattle products for almost every aspect of their daily lives. The Nuer border such tribes as the Dinka, Anyuak, Shilluk and other minor tribes in both Ethiopia and Sudan. The Nuer are among the very few African tribes that successfully fended off colonial powers in the early 20th century. The Nuer warriors are among the most skilled fighters in Africa; they wielded weapons made of finely crafted iron. The nature of relations among these various southern tribes were greatly affected in the 19th century by the intrusion of Ottomans, Arabs, and eventually the British.

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