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Nubians
Total population

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Regions with significant populations
Egypt, Sudan
Language(s)
Nobiin, Egyptian Arabic, Sudanese Arabic
Religion(s)
Sunni Islam, Coptic Christianity

The Nubians are an ethnic group in southern Egypt and northern Sudan and are believed to be the first human race.[1] Nobiin is a Northern Nubian language of the Nilo-Saharan phylum. ... Egyptian Arabic (Marī مصري) is part of the Arabic macrolanguage of the Semitic branch of the Afro-Asiatic language family. ... Sudanese Arabic, as spoken throughout much of northern Sudan, is the result of a mixing of Egyptian Arabic and Arabic from the Arabian peninsula with local languages (El Rutana). ... Sunni Muslims are the largest denomination of Islam. ... Jesus Christ in a Coptic icon. ...


The Nubian Tribes in Sudan inhabit the region between Halfa in the north to north Aldaba in the south. The main Nubian tribes are from north to south are: Halfaweyen, Sikut (Sickkout), Mahas and Danagla. They speak different dialects of the Nubian language.


The Nubians today, as well as the Arabic-speaking groups of northern Sudan, all show a clear physical continuity with the ancient Nubians.

Nubians on Nile bank near Aswan
Nubians on Nile bank near Aswan

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Prominent Nubian figures

Mohamed Mounir, Fe Eshk El Banat on an album cover Mohamed (Arabic:محمد منير) (born October 10, 1954) is a Nubian-Egyptian singer who was born in Aswan, Egypt. ... There are very few or no other articles that link to this one. ... This article or section is missing references or citation of sources. ... This article is being considered for deletion in accordance with Wikipedias deletion policy. ...

References

  1. ^ Egypt: Nubian Traditions

Further reading

  • Rouchdy, Aleya (1991). Nubians and the Nubian Language in Contemporary Egypt: A Case of Cultural and Linguistic Contact. Leiden: Brill Acdemic Publishers. ISBN 9004091971. 
  • Valbelle, Dominique; Charles Bonnet (2007). The Nubian Pharaohs: Black Kings on the Nile. Cairo: American University in Cairo Press. ISBN 977416010X. 
  • Warnock Fernea, Elizabeth; Robert A. Fernea (1990). Nubian Ethnographies. Chicago: Waveland Press Inc.. ISBN 0881334804. 

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Interactive Dig Hierakonpolis - Nubian Pottery (839 words)
Nubian pottery has also been reported from the Main Deposit in the floodplain town of Nekhen and at the predynastic temple (HK29A).
One of this season's projects was to explore evidence for interaction between the Nubian A-Group and predynastic Egypt, especially at Hierakonpolis.
These Nubian people were not living in the shade of the predynastic Egyptians, nor were they subservient to them in a colonial way.
Ancient Nubian Queens (2794 words)
In the Nubian valley, worship of the queen of all goddesses,
However, Nubian queens are often portrayed at the event of the divine birth.
Nut is, in the Nubian and Egyptian religions, the mother from which all the current gods and goddesses came.
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