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Sudan

Artur Simon

in Grove Music Online

Volume Grove Music Online, issue Published in print January 2001 |
Published online January 2001 | e-ISBN: 9781561592630

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Country in north-east Africa. The largest country on the continent, it has an area of 2,505,813 km² and a population of 29.82 million (2000 estimate). Approximately 70% of Sudanese are Sudan Arabs, 10% are Nubian, and 20% are Southerners belonging to numerous Nilotic and Bantu ethnic groups such as the Dinka, Shilluk (Colo), Nuer and Azande (Zande). These southern ethnic groups practise traditional religions or Christianity, while most other Sudanese are Sunni Muslim.

Keywords: Music of the Muslim peoples; Music of the Nilotic peoples: Shilluk and Dinka in the White Nile area; Music of the Bantu-speaking peoples: the Bongo, Azande and Ndogo in the south; Modern developments

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Subjects: Music

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