Black Africa pp 629-641 | Cite as


  • Donald George Morrison
  • Robert Cameron Mitchell
  • John Naber Paden


The Sudan has a large and ethnically heterogeneous population. The ethnic categories selected are widely inclusive, and are based on cultural and linguistic similarity, and to a certain degree on geographic proximity. They do not represent identity groups with the exception of the Beja. The northern Arabized peoples of Sudan are Muslim and are sharply distinguished by most cultural criteria from the Southern peoples. The population group percentages we have used are taken from the 1955–1956 Sudan census.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Donald George Morrison
    • 1
  • Robert Cameron Mitchell
    • 2
  • John Naber Paden
    • 3
  1. 1.Harvard University Office of Information TechnologyUSA
  2. 2.Northwestern UniversityUSA
  3. 3.George Mason UniversityUSA

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