Academic journal article Ahfad Journal

Lubna AbdelGani Babiker, (2003). Traditions and Norms of Marriage and Divorce of ElNuer Tribe and the Effect of War upon It

Academic journal article Ahfad Journal

Lubna AbdelGani Babiker, (2003). Traditions and Norms of Marriage and Divorce of ElNuer Tribe and the Effect of War upon It

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B.Sc. dissertation. Psychology and Preschool Education. Ahfad University for Women, Omdurman.

The study clarified that there are different tribes of the Sudan, with different cultures, traditions and beliefs. There are 583 tribes living in Sudan. ElNuer is one of the biggest tribes in southern Sudan. It comes in the second position after El Dinka tribe.

El Nuer settled in El Nell province in southern Sudan. El Nuer is well known for their norms and traditions in marriage and divorce. They have their own tribal language. They are usually tall and well built. Their land is muddy and there are many rivers passing through it. These rivers are Bahar El Gabal, Bahar El Ghazal and El Sohat River.

El Nuer are mainly nomads and farmers. They have certain traditions and norms in marriage. There are different types of marriage.

1. The marriage from relatives or the same tribe.

2. The marriage from non-relatives, which is known as Endogamy marriage.

3. Marriage of widows which is Levitate widow, marriage which is practiced in order to guarantee the support of the children whose father died.

4. There is also the ghost marriage when, one of the couples dies.

5. They also practice elopement marriage.

El Nuer consider marriage as an economic and social responsibility. …

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