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Nuba Mountains
Nuba Mountains

The Nuba Mountains are a mountain range in Kordofan, a province in central Sudan, Africa. The mountains cover an area roughly 40 miles wide by 90 miles long, and are 1500 to 3000 feet higher in elevation than the surrounding plain. It is arid there, but lush and green compared with most nearby areas. There are almost no roads in the Nuba Mountains; most villages there are only accessible by ancient paths that aren't navigable by motor vehicles. The rainy season extends from mid-May to mid-October, and annual rainfall ranges from 400 to 800 millimeters, allowing grazing and seasonal rain-fed agriculture. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... The Himalaya as seen from the International Space Station A mountain range is a group of mountains bordered by lowlands or separated from other mountain ranges by passes or rivers. ... Kordofan is a former province of central Sudan. ... A world map showing the continent of Africa. ... An arid environment has a high precipitation deficit, receiving much less precipitation annually than would satisfy the climatological demand for evaporation and transpiration. ...


The Nuba Mountains are inhabited by both indigenous Nuba people and many other ethnic groups such as Arabs (mostly Baggara), Bargu, Barnu, Fellata, the last three groups migrated from western Sudan to the region. The Nuba people are collectively called Nuba, although they are members of several different ethnic and linguistic groups. About 23% of the population are Baggara (cattle herders), largely consisting of Hawazma, Misiriya, Awlad Himayd, Kinana and others Arabs groups. There is also a small number of Arab traders, called Jellaba. Historically the area was home to the Taqali state. See also nafir. Nuba is a collective term used for the peoples who inhabit the Nuba Mountains, in Kordofan province, Sudan, Africa. ... An ethnic group is a group of people who identify with one another, or are so identified by others, on the basis of a boundary that distinguishes them from other groups. ... The term natural language is used to distinguish languages spoken and signed (by hand signals and facial expressions) by humans for general-purpose communication from constructs such as writing, computer-programming languages or the languages used in the study of formal logic, especially mathematical logic. ... The Baggara or Baqqarah (Arabic: البقارة) are a nomadic Bedouin people inhabiting Africa from between Lake Chad and the Nile, in the states of Sudan (particularly Darfur), Niger, Chad, Cameroon, Nigeria, and the Central African Republic. ... Hawazma, part of Sudans Baggara tribe, are cattle herders who roam the area from the southern parts of Northern Kordofan to the southern borders of South Kordofan, a distance of about 300 kilometers. ... Kinana ibn al-Rabi (Arabic: ‎, also Kinana bin al-Rabi, Kinana ibn al-Rabia, Kinana ibn al-Rabi ibn Abu al-Huqayq) was a Jewish leader of seventh-century Arabia and an opponent of Muhammad; son of the poet al-Rabi ibn Abu al-Huqayq, who flourished at Medina... Woman wearing jilbāb In modern day usage, jilbāb (Arabic جلباب) refers to a long, flowing, baggy overgarment worn by some Muslim women. ... Taqali (also spelled Tegali) was a state in the Nuba Hills, in modern day central Sudan. ... Nafir is a form of communal labour practiced in northern and western Sudan - see naffir for further information. ...


External links

  • The Nuba Mountains Homepage
  • The Nuba Survival Association


Coordinates: 12°00′N 30°45′E Map of Earth showing lines of latitude (horizontally) and longitude (vertically), Eckert VI projection; large version (pdf, 1. ...


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Nuba Mountains Sudan (3377 words)
Though the Nuba were Muslim, Christian and animist, they were quite pure and simple, mixing religions and cultures well in the Nuba Mountains, resisting the brown Arab slave raiders from the outside.
In the Nuba Mountains the farmers were squeezed by the Jellaba and the Baggara Arab tribes from their ancestral lands.
Isaac KuKu is the deputy Governor of Nuba.
Nuba Survival (832 words)
Nuba Survival's primary objective is to focus on the predicament of the Nuba people of Sudan.
The Nuba Mountains area is situated in the geographical centre of the Sudan and covers an area of 30,000 square miles.
Nuba Vision, the newsletter of Nuba Survival, is now the only independent source of news, analysis and opinion on the Nuba Mountains.
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