The " Nubians" of East Africa: Muslim club or African "tribe"?

The thesis in this paper is that the "Nubi" (a group of partially detribalized and heterogenous Africans) are Muslim by faith but do not constitute a "tribe" in the usual African sense. The evidence mobilized to support the thesis in this essay consists of the following four inte...

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Published in:Journal
Main Author: Kokole, Omari H.
Format: Print Article
Language:English
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Published: 1985
In:Journal
Year: 1985, Volume: 6, Issue: 2, Pages: 420-448
Further subjects:B Minority
B Cultural anthropology
B Africa
B Uganda Cultural anthropology Minority Africa
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Summary:The thesis in this paper is that the "Nubi" (a group of partially detribalized and heterogenous Africans) are Muslim by faith but do not constitute a "tribe" in the usual African sense. The evidence mobilized to support the thesis in this essay consists of the following four inter-related components: 1) The "Nubi" as a people without an indigenous language of their own; 2) The "Nubi" as a people without a tribal myth of origin of their own; 3) The "Nubi" as a people without indigenous African names of their own; and 4) The "Nubi" as a people without a land, or "hinterland" of their own. (DÜI-Ott)
ISSN:0266-6952
Contains:In: Maʿhad Šu'ūn al-Aqallīyāt al-Muslima (Dschidda), Journal