Mundari

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Mundari

South Sudan is the world’s youngest nation – it became independent in 2011, after Sudan was torn apart by violence. The legacy of these unstable years could almost make you forget the impressive beauty and diversity of t he people of South Sudan. 

"The cows are our gods!" - Kenyi Angello

Alongside the great White Nile, which provides fish and irrigation, are t he dry and dusty plains where the Mundari people live.

Mogga, Bero, Sebit, Angelo, Laku, Lakulö, Ludong, Wursak, Bulli, Wami
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- Jimmy Nelson

Mogga, Bero, Sebit, Angelo, Laku, Lakulö, Ludong, Wursak, Bulli, Wami

The Mundari tribe is a small ethnic group in South Sudan, roughly 75 kilometres north of Juba. They welcomed Jimmy with open arms and took him into the community.

Bero, Sebit, Angelo, Laku, Lakulö, Ludong, Wursak, Bulli & Wami
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- Jimmy Nelson

Bero, Sebit, Angelo, Laku, Lakulö, Ludong, Wursak, Bulli & Wami

The Mundari people cannot live without their cattle. Their diet consists of milk and they will only kill an animal when it’s sick.

Mundari, Mayong, South Sudan, Africa, 2016
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- Jimmy Nelson

Mundari, Mayong, South Sudan, Africa, 2016

The biblical drama of the early morning light, caresses the Mundari as the smoke slowly rises revealing them in all their tribal beauty.

Mundari, Mayong, South Sudan, Africa, 2016
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- Jimmy Nelson

Mundari, Mayong, South Sudan, Africa, 2016

With day time temperatures reaching 45 oc. sweat, dirt and dust become ones new skin. In time, the Mundari began to teach Jimmy that a daily applied layer of ash to the total body would protect his sensitive skin. As it has protected their's for centuries.