Thursday, 2 June 2011

Modern day South Sudanese land and it's people

South Sudan's most famous model Alek Wek


South Sudanese population is estimated at 11-13 million people (Government of South Sudan 2009).

There is no clear figure,as the 2009 census has been criticised and deemed as invalid.Mainly as the data intended to include the South Sudanese diaspora,but larger overseas South Sudanese diaspora  populations in many countries where not included.

Official Languages:

Arabic (until 08/07/2011)
English (Only official language from 09/07/2011)

Commonly spoken languages include:
Dinka,Nuer,Zande,Shilluk and Bari

 Tribal Groups:
  • Acholi
  • Adio (Makaraka)
  • Aja
  • Anyuak
  • Atout
  • Avukaya
  • Azande
  • Bai
  • Baka
  • Balanda-Boor
  • Balanda-Bviri
  • Banda
  • Bari
  • Binga
  • Didinga
  • Dinka
  • Jur Luo
  • Kakwa
  • Kalik
  • Lango
  • Lotuko
  • Lukoya
  • Lulubo
  • Madi
  • Moru
  • Murle
  • Mundari
  • Nuer
  • Pojulu
  • Shilluk
  • Toposa and over 200 more tribes throughout the country.
Traditional (includes Spiritualism) and/or Christianity majority,with a Islamic minority.

Include traditional roles such as Agricultural workers,Cattle herders and Fisher-men amongst modern occupations.

Each province has a number of counties which are divided in Payamas then divided again into Bomas

1.Bahr el Ghazal:
Previously part of the Equatoria province until 1984

Lakes,Northern Bahr el Ghazal,Warrap and Western Bahr el Ghazal

Central African Republic

2.Equatoria :

Central Equatoria,Western Equatoria and Eastern Equatoria

:Central African Republic, Democratic Republic of  Congo,Kenya and Uganda

3.Upper Nile (Aâlâ En Nîl):

Jongeli,Unity (Western Upper Nile) and Upper Nile


Look out for  forthcoming posts on Bahr El Ghazal states and the Dinka ethnic group


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