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n. pl. Shilluk or Shil·luks
1. A member of a people inhabiting the western bank of the Nile River in South Sudan.
2. The Nilotic language of the Shilluk.
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Tribal leaders of Shilluk who are the third largest ethnic group of South Sudan say the government through its 32-states system gave their ancestral territories in the Upper Nile province to the Dinka communities.
Summary: New Delhi [India], July 19 (ANI): The Indian Battalion serving under the United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) organised a veterinary camp and other social activities in Wau Shilluk County.
Primarily focused on defending Shilluk land in South Sudan's Upper Nile, the group is predominantly loyal to Johnson Olony, believed to side with the opposition.
South Sudanese's military forced members of the Shilluk ethnic community "out of their homes" in January by bombing the town of Wau Shilluk, causing its 20,000 residents to abandon it, the UN report said. 
The board said there was a "combination of causes" that led to the violence, including tensions between Shilluk, Dinka and Nuer ethnic groups who make up the 48,000 people living at the Malakal camp.
About 30 people died and 120 were injured when fighting broke out between youths from the Shilluk and Dinka ethnic groups living at the UN protection of civilians site that was housing 48,000 internally displaced people at the time.
We compared epidemics in 2 areas that included vaccinated and unvaccinated populations: 1) PoC sites (vaccinated) and the community (unvaccinated) in Juba; and 2) Malakal PoC (vaccinated) and Wau Shilluk IDP (unvaccinated), 2 similar camps separated by a river.
Last month the UN children's agency UNICEF confirmed 89 children were seized as they took exams by soldiers loyal to Major-General Johnson Olony, who commands an ethnic Shilluk militia in the Northern Upper Nile state, AFP reported.
Last week UNICEF had estimated that 89 boys, some as young as 13, were abducted by an armed group in Wau Shilluk, a riverside town in government-held territory within oil-rich Upper Nile state.
The Southern SPLA army has burned scores of villages and raped hundreds of women and girls in Southern Sudan's Shilluk Kingdom.
Examples from the indigenous religions of the Nuer, Shilluk, Atout, and Dinka, will help explain how a group's religious beliefs and attitudes influence that group's notions of justice and, where possible, how victims and offenders should be treated.
A southern army spokesman accused Sudan's former foreign minister Lam Akol, now the leader of a breakaway political party, of arming the attackers from his Shilluk tribe.