Nubians

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Nubians

 

a people living along the banks of the Nile, in the northern part of the Republic of Sudan, and in the Arabic Republic of Egypt north of the Aswan Dam. Total population, 1.5 million (1970, estimate). A small number of Nubians also live in the hills of Kordofan. Nubians speak both Nubian and Arabic. They are Sunni Muslims by religion.

The modern Nubians are direct descendants of the population of ancient Nubia. They have long been engaged in irrigated farming (durra, wheat, barley, vegetables, cotton) and the cultivation of the date palm. They raise bulls, camels, horses, donkeys, and a small number of goats and sheep. A considerable number of Nubians have settled in the large cities of Sudan, where they are engaged in crafts and trade or work in enterprises and state cotton plantations.

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The final recommendations of the forum included several recommendations for tackling Upper Egypt's challenges and main problems, which included the relocated Nubian people and their undelivered compensations after nearly sixty years since building the dam.
The whole thing started when I realized that a big number of Nubian people, especially those who live in Cairo and Alexandria, are not aware of their own culture and cannot speak their mother tongue," Taloush said.
The Nubian people would be removed and relocated from their traditional lifestyles and villages and displaced in some cases hundreds of kilometers from their original homelands, making them ecological refugees.
Over the course of the twentieth century, the Nubian people were resettled several times to make way for dams on the river Nile.
Both Graham and Michael were familiar with Nuba Nour's history, especially in respect of the social and cultural impact on Egypt's Nubian people resulting from the building of President Nasser's Aswan High Dam during the 1960s.
Kamal Al-Ganzoury, held Nubia committee meeting, in attendance of Ministers of Housing, Agriculture, Water Resources and Irrigation, Transport, and General Secretary of the Cabinet of Ministers, General Secretary of the Social Fund for Development and representatives of Nubian people.
The Nubian people are skilled at making crafts, such as jewellery, woven baskets and wooden figures.
Classified UN reports as well as right groups have accused Khartoum of committing war crimes in the state and targeting ethnic Nubian people.
To preserve as much as possible about Nubian culture and society, the American University in Cairo conducted a survey of the Nubian people between 1960 and 1964.
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In this episode he studies the history of the Nubian people, who once ruled a land covering most of the Sudan and upper Egypt, and whose descendants are struggling to retain their identity.
Taken together, these diverse historical accounts conjure a picture, as incomplete as it might be, that provides a tenable historical case for genomic mixing of pre-Nubia and Nubian people with aboriginal groups of India.