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The Nilotic Sudan
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“The Funj Chronicle”

“The Funj Chronicle” is the conventional name given by Western scholarship to the only major extant historical chronicle from the Nilotic Sudan. Despite its conventional name, the chronicle has more to say on the Turco-Egyptian period (1821-85) than on the period of the Funj Sultanate of Sinnār (c. 1504-1821). The chronicle survives in several recensions and continuations whose stemmata have yet to be fully established. The following…

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“The Nilotic Sudan”, in: Arabic Literature of Africa Online, General Editor John O. Hunwick, R.S. O’Fahey. Consulted online on 21 September 2023 <>
First published online: 2016

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