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Title:Atuot Ethnicity: An Aspect of Nilotic Ethnology
Author:Burton, John W.ISNI
Periodical:Africa: Journal of the International African Institute
Geographic term:Sudan
Peoples of Africa (Ethnic Groups)
External links:https://www.jstor.org/stable/1158951
Abstract:This brief essay attempts to provide an account of the social history of a people called Atuot who claim a common origin with the Nuer, yet who have managed to remain socially distinct from the Dinka, who likewise live on three of their geographic borders. The literature on Sudanese Nilotes includes superficial reference to the Atuot, so that the relevance of the present exercise is its contribution to the nature of ethnic relationships and their genesis in this region of Africa. The author begins with a summary of second-hand accounts regarding the Atuot. This is followed by a number of texts collected among the Atuot and the western Nuer in answer to the question 'who are the Atuot and where did they come from'. Ref., notes. French sum.