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Al Jazeera English | Sudan tribes wrestle in greeting | 26 August 2007

The Baqqara Tribes of central Sudan mark the end of the cattle herding season with celebrations, including wrestling matches. Rawya Rageh reports for Al Jazeera on the tradition.

Al Jazeera English | Heart of Darfur: Arab Nomads | 17 Aug 2007

All this week we’ve been bringing you a series of reports about the Darfur you didn’t know. Now Mohammed Vall follows the trail of the nomadic Arabs of Darfur. They are sometimes wrongfully characterised as Janjaweed, the government backed militia involved in much of the violence of the past 4 years. But as Mohammed discovered, the Rizegat Bedouin are themselves struggling to preserve their way of life in a region torn apart by the conflict.


Footnotes

[1’Foreigners’ in Sudanese colloquial Arabic. Probably originally referred to the Turkish colonial forces in Sudan.

[2Water pipe used to smoke tobacco. Shisha bars are common across Sudan. Often shared with friends and accompanied with coffee.

[3’Happy Eid’, Eid is a Muslim religious period in which food, and in Sudan, water, cannot be consumed while the sun is in the sky.

[4Tobacco squashed into a pellet and stored under the lip.

[5Okra stew.

[6A giant dumpling made of ground millet.

[7A giant savoury pancake.

[8A sweet drink made from fermented kissra [7].

[9Islamic law.

[10A long, white robe. Similar to thobe worn throughout Arab but with wider sleeves and no collar. Associated by some with the proletarian. Prestigious in squint-inducing white.

[11Leader of Islamic prayer.

[12God-willing.

[13Islamic mysticism.

[14A piece of leather containing things which are believed to protect the wearer.

[15Muslim pilgrimage to Mecca.

[16North Sudanese tribe.

[17Moonshine, traditionally made with dates.

[18Mixture of frankincense and other incenses.

[19Travelling follower of Sufism who leads ascetic life.

[20Forces made up, in accordance with the Comprehensive Peace Agreement, of troops from north and south Sudan.


 
 

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