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Nuer

Syllabification: Nu·er
Pronunciation: /ˈno͞oər
 
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Definition of Nuer in English:

noun (plural same or Nuers)

1A member of an African people of South Sudan and Ethiopia, traditionally rearers of cattle.
Example sentences
  • Ethnic conflict had been simmering in Gambella since early December over land and grazing rights between the Anuaks and other ethnic groups, including the Nuers and Majingers.
  • The Nuer (or Naath as they call themselves) have suffered greatly from the genocidal conflict in southern Sudan, which alas is different from the recently-reported genocidal conflict in western Sudan.
  • Rosaldo critiques Evans-Pritchard for ignoring the relationship of ‘imperial domination’ between himself and the Nuer.
2The Nilotic language of the Nuer.
Example sentences
  • However, some contrary evidence is provided by the failure of the Nilotic language Nuer to become more popular.

adjective

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Relating to the Nuer or their language.
Example sentences
  • As we walked to the open-air worship area, one class after the other sang a psalm or hymn in the Nuer language.
  • In 2003, he fought against pro-government Nuer factions for control of Wahdah province, but lost.
  • Garang and Reik Machar, his erstwhile Nuer rival, for years locked horns in a furious struggle for supremacy.

Origin

the name in Dinka.

Words that rhyme with Nuer

Amur, brewer, chewer, Dewar, doer, ewer, hewer, Kahlua, lassoer, pursuer, renewer, screwer, sewer, skewer, skua, spewer, strewer, suer, tattooer, viewer, who're, wooer

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