Acholi

Adio

Aja

Anyuak [Anyuaa]

Atuot [Reel]

Avukaya

Azande

Bai

Baka

Balanda-Boor

Balanda-Bviri

Banda

Bari

Binga

Bongo

Larim [Boya]

Didinga

Dinka[Jieng] 

Dongotona

Feroghe

Gollo

Ifoto

Imatong

Indri

Jiye

Jurbiel [beli]

Jurchol [Luo]

Kakwa

Kara

Keliku

Kuku

 

The Profiles of South Sudanese Communities

 

Objective

The fundamental objective of the Gurtong Peace Trust Project is to foster peace, harmony and reconciliation among the peoples of South Sudan.

This stems from the realisation that, apart from their political and resource-based causes, some of the inter-community conflicts were triggered by ignorance and lack of respect for each other’s social and cultural values.

The Gurtong Peace Trust Project and its cultural pages aims at raising awareness of ourselves: who we are; where we live; our history; how we relate to one another in the context of building a multi-lingual, multi-cultural and multi-religious society that enriches our country.

In the cultural pages, we would like to depict - as much as possible - the essence of our diversity and have that used for peaceful reconstruction and socio-economic transformation of the relics of nearly one century of war and conflict in our country.

The information in each page may not be exhaustive. However, we are continuously working at gathering and compiling as much information as possible on each and every ethnic or linguistic entity we know while constantly maintaining high levels of accuracy.

Some of the information currently presented is largely historical and based on anthropological research. Now that peace has been achieved and continues to thrive, communication is improving in the vastness of Southern Sudan, it is Gurtong’s desire that our researchers will be able to reach out to remote areas and communities to further boost our knowledge on their cultural and traditional activities.

The Gurtong Peace Trust Project invites critical yet constructive evaluation of the information on the peoples of South Sudan. This will assist in verification and updating of information on each community such as pictorials and cultural heritage.

It is imperative that we better understand each other as we embark on building a country based on Social Equality, Justice and the Rule of Law, Democracy and Progress.

E-mail your comments to: editor@gurtong.net

Thank You.

(Update: October 1, 2006)

 

Lango

Lotuka [Otuho]

Logir

Lokoya

Lulubo

Lopit

Lugbwara

Maban

Madi

Mananger

Mangayat

Moro

Moro Kodo

Mundari

Mundu

Murle

Ndogo

Ngulngule

Nuer [Naath]

Nyangatom

Nyangwara

Pari

Pojullo

Sere

Shatt

Shilluk [chollo]

Suri [kachipo]

Tenet

Tid

Toposa

Uduk

Woro

Yulu

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