- a member of a tribal people who live along the Nile in southern Sudan and subsist chiefly by raising cattle.
- the Nilotic language of the Nuer people.
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Examples from the Web for nuer
The perpetrators of political turmoil in Juba are not Dinka or Nuer, nor any other ethnic people who make up South Sudan.The South Sudan Clashes Are No Tribal War
December 30, 2013
Reports of Nuer being targeted by state security forces abound.Preventing South Sudan’s Civil War
John Prendergast, Akshaya Kumar
December 24, 2013