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Ni•lot

(ˈnaɪ lɒt)

also Ni•lote

(-loʊt)

n., pl. -lo•tes (-ˈloʊ tiz)
a member of any of a number of African peoples of the upper Nile River drainage and East African steppes who share physical and cultural features and speak what are taken to be related languages.
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The Bushman, Hottentot and Negrillo cultures", and "The Nilo-Hamites and Nilotes cultures" (64).
The social sanctions that apply to killing fellow Nyangatom also apply to the Omo Murle and the Koegu, who are not Ateker and not even Nilotes but, originally, spoke totally different languages.
See also Jeremy Coote, '"Marvels of Everyday Vision': The Anthropology of Aesthetics and the Cattle Keeping Nilotes," in Anthropology, Art, and Aesthetics, ed.
Son etude de cas s'inscrit plus largement dans ce vaste domaine des etudes de la relation pastorale entre les Nilotes de l'Afrique de l'Est et des bovins, oo deux propositions extremes ont jusqu'ici prevalu: celles qui ont souligne la valeur economique des bovins, et celles qui se sont centrees sur leur valeur symbolique.
The Nilotes and other ethnic groups in the West of Kenya were jealous of their wealthy neighbours the Kikuyu for having the corner on prosperity, so led a revolt to drive the Kikuyu people from their land.
Although remnants of these early tribes still exist, most were gradually displaced by Bantu farmers migrating from the west and south and by Nilotes and related northern peoples.
The Dinka (Jieng) and the Nuer (Naath) are Nilotes from southern Sudan.