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The Influence of Space Relations on the Tribal Groupings of Korosko

Nicholas S. Hopkins and Sohair R. Mehanna

in Nubian Encounters

Published by American University in Cairo Press

Published in print February 2011 | ISBN: 9789774164019
Published online September 2011 | e-ISBN: 9781617970382 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5743/cairo/9789774164019.003.0009
The Influence of Space Relations on the Tribal Groupings of Korosko

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Korosko lies on the Nile, two hundred kilometers to the south of the city of Aswan. The Nile in this region forms one of its major bends in Egyptian Nubia, known as the Korosko Bend. Korosko, owing to its spatial relations, enjoyed a locally cosmopolitan atmosphere in Nubia. Nile navigation and caravan routes have long created a microcosm of tribes and customs that mingled in many forms and norms not easily detectable and classified according to place of origin. The original population of Korosko must have been one or the other of the two Nubi-phone peoples of Egyptian Nubia. Whether these were Kenuz or Fadija Nubians is unknown. The present-day picture of the Korosko population is clear and defined: the only Nubian-speaking people present here are the Fadija.

Keywords: Nubia; Arabic; Korosko Bend; Nile navigation; Fadija

Chapter.  5255 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: International Relations

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