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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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As for G-11, they would either be forced to join the vicar of Ngundeng or retire from politics for good because during the 2010 election, the Shilluks told Gen.
The objectives of the study are to figure out how marriage among the shilluks (a Nilotic tribe from South Sudan) generates gender disparities and explains resulting gender power relations and to throw light on aspects of gender power relation promoted by marriage.
The constant fights within various Dinka sections in Lakes and Warrap States and the recent fight between Murles and the Nuers in Jonglei and between the Shilluks and the Dinkas in Malakal are reminders of such divisions.
The enemy of Shilluk people in South Sudan is a Shilluk politician.
The attack on Warnyol, Duk Fadiet; the ethnic and sectional armed conflicts in Central Equatoria, Jonglei, Lakes and Warrap; the recent fighting between the SPLA forces in Bentiu; the Mundari -- Bor Dinka conflict; and by the way it is just a matter of hours before the smouldering dispute over Malakal might finally erupt into Padang Dinka -- Shilluk mayhem; you may name the rest I have forgotten.