Origin of The Nubians

Who are the Nubians?

English: African black Nubian woman, Egyptian ...
English: African black Nubian woman, Egyptian Sudan 3/4 lgth., standing, facing right. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Nubians are non-Arab Muslim tribes from the Nubia region in Sudan. This is an area between Aswan in southern Egypt and Dongola in northern Sudan.

Most Nubian groups speak their own dialect of the Nubian language mixed with Arabic, (Arabic being the common language of business and trade in Sudan).

Although this group of people essentially speak different languages, they are identical in social, economic and cultural organization. This was the reason why those of them who relocated to East Africa – i.e. in Kenya, Uganda and parts of Tanzania found it easy to identify themselves as Nubians with one common language,(Nubian language).

Nubian lives

The Nubians are traditionally settled farmers. They are characterized mostly by dark skin. Although some of them have what might be called “Arab” or ” Mediterranean ” features, while the others have more ” Central African ” features.

Clearly they are not and never were ” pure race “. Since from ancient times they have intermingled with people from both northern Sudan and southern Egypt.

The Nubians are unified however by their strong cultural allegiance, by their language and by recognition that they are people with a very ancient and glorious past.

 

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