THE CULTURE

The background.....

The culture of South Sudan is highly diverse with over 60 indigenous languages and over 60 tribes spread across 32 (formerly 10) states. The states are grouped into 3 geographical regions:

 

Greater Upper Nile

Equatoria

Bahr el Ghazal

More than 20,000 South Sudanese refugees have resettled in the US since the early 1990s, coming from all parts of the country. Some of the largest communities are in NYC, Detroit, Des Moines, Omaha,  Alexandria, Los Angeles, and San Diego. They mostly come from the Nuer, Dinka and Azande tribes. Other tribes resettled include the Anuak, Shilluk, Moru, Madi, and Acholi.

 

The predominant religion in South Sudan is Christianity, with most people being Episcopalian and some Roman Catholic.

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