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Pari people

Pari (also spelled Paeri) is an ethnic group in Sudan and South Sudan. They also call themselves Jo-Pari (people of Pari).

Pari oral history says the people migrated from the north and west to Lafon County in Equatoria Province, where they lived in six villages at the foot of Lipul Hill (Jebel Lafon). As well as growing crops such as sorghum and keeping cattle, goats and sheep, they hunted and fished. The 1982 census put the total population at approximately 11,000.[1]

When the Second Sudanese Civil War began, many Pari joined the Sudan People's Liberation Army/Movement, and many were killed. In February 1993 all six Pari villages were burnt down. The Pari were scattered and now live in various settlements.[1]

The multi-ethnic tribe speaks Pari. a Luo language, and practice Luo customs such as an age set system of social organization. Jwok is the local name for God. [1] Most of the Pari belong to the Christian religion.

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  1. ^ a b c Gurtong Peace Project - South Sudanese Communities
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