(2001) 'Photography and African studies', Sudanic
Albeit, anarchy in Sudan will have deleterious effects on the stability of the whole Sudanic
belt, not just the Sudanese nation.
According to the Columbia (University) History of the World, three thousand years ago much of Africa was thinly populated with the exception of the "Sudanic
belt stretching across the continent from the Atlantic Ocean to the Ethiopian plateau." In this region the inhabitants were technologically superior to the southern neighbours who remained hunter-gatherers while they had domesticated native cereals and rice.
Viktor, director of the Center of Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies, University of Bergen, Norway, is editor of Sudanic
Africa: A Journal of Historical Sources.
Blood, "Paper in Sudanic
Africa," in The Meaning of Timbuktu, ed.
Doubt, Scholarship and Society in 17th Century Central Sudanic
Languages: French, native African languages belonging to the Sudanic
However, this is well established throughout all of Sudanic
Arabic, and occurs sporadically under various conditions elsewhere (e.g., Eastern Libyan Arabic).
(78.) See Wickens and Lowe 2008, Appendix I--Vernacular names, 1.2.2 Nilo-Saharan phylum, Eastern Sudanic
, Eastern, Nubian, p.
(35) "K[oman] is one of the 'small' language families of the Ethio-Sudanese border area, belonging to Nilo-Saharan, probably within a larger 'core' grouping which includes East Sudanic
, Gumuz (exclusive to Ethiopia), and the Kadu languages [...].There are five distinct K[oman] languages: Twampa (usually known as Uduk), Komo, Opuuo, Kwama and Gule." (Bender, 2007:416-417).
Masonen credits the linkage of regionalized Sudanic
trade networks with the Mediterranean to Arabic traders and the introduction of the dromedary to the Sahara.