Masalit people

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The Masalit (masara in Masalit; Arabic: ماساليت‎) are a nation of people of Darfur in western Sudan and Wadai in eastern Chad. They speak Masalit, a Nilo-Saharan language of the Maba group. They numbered about 250,000 in 1983[2].

Between 1884 and 1921 they established a state called Dar Masalit.

The Masalit are well known for their Muslim piety.[1]

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  1. ^ [1] de Waal, Alex, "Darfur's deep grievances defy all hopes for an easy solution", opinion article, The Observer of London, July 25, 2004, accessed September 4, 2007

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