Thursday, 2 June 2011

Lakes

Name:
Lakes also known as Buhayrat

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Map:


Lakes State

Province: Bahr el Ghazal

Capital City: Rumbek

A road nearby the Rumbek airstrip
Land

Rich savannah in the east

Tropical in the west.

Counties
 
Rumbek Central 
Rumbek East
Rumbek North
Wulu
Aweriar
Cueibet
Yirol West
Yirol East
    Local Tribes:

    Dinka people

    Three Dinka clans are present within the area:

    Dinka Aliab
    Dinka Chic 
    DinkaAgar.

    Atout people
    Atout people preferred to be known as Reel and nei cieng Reel


    The Atuot inhabit Yirol County 

    Language: 

    Thok cieng Reel,the Atout Language
     
    Population:

    Over 100,000 people

    Subdivisions:

    Luac, Jilek, Akot, Jekei and Jekueu


    Jurbeli (Beli) people

    Language: 

    The Jur ‘Beli speak a language that belong to the central Sudanic groups of languages but linguistically belong to the Baka/Bongo group. They share this language with the Baka, Bongo and Moro Kodo.

    History: 

    Jur Beli are said  to originated from Bongo/Baka ethnic group from the Central African Republic in the company of the Bongo/Baka group,as a result of following the forests south-eastwards.

    This lead to the migration and settlement of the Bongo into area north of Rumbek, whilst the Baka clan proceeded south-westwards to Maridi.

    Occupations

    Due to highly sufficient annual rainfall to sustain this vegetation, the Jur ‘Beli are sedentary agriculturalists who practice shifting cultivation. Crops include sorghum, millet, beans, cassava, groundnuts and sesame seeds.

    They keep goats and sheep and very few cattle,hunt and fish,as well as even keeping Honey Bee's,whereby an adult is expected to own more than 20 bee-hives.

    Potential profit from raw materials such as timber/mahogany, honey and shea oil.

    Dispora:

    Small ‘Beli Diaspora are now found in the United States, Norway and Australia.

    Reference:Wikipedia

    3 comments:

    1. That is a wonderful description. The sub-section number four is "Jekeyie" not "Jekei" otherwise thanks you very much.

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    2. Where is the Atout Tribe?

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