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Nuer

[noo-er] /ˈnu ər/
noun, plural Nuers (especially collectively) Nuerer for 1.
1.
a member of a tribal people who live along the Nile in southern Sudan and subsist chiefly by raising cattle.
2.
the Nilotic language of the Nuer people.
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  • There are societies today (the Netsidik, the Nuer, the Bassari, to name a few) that still prefer the oral to the written.

  • An extensive trade in arms was carried on between Abyssinia and the Nuer country.

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