Murle Cultural Heritage in South Sudan
Welcome to the website showcasing and promoting the cultural heritage of the Murle people of South Sudan, through annotated imagery and sound.
This website is about keer ci Murlo – Murle culture. It is intended to offer a space for learning about Murle tangible and intangible cultural heritage, and a space to hold a conversation about these in an accessible way.
Through the angle of the Murle age-sets, it showcases annotated photographs, audio and video recordings of Murle songs, dance, oral histories and scarification practices, as well as other socio-cultural dimensions, discussing how these have been changing, adapting and reflect connections to a global world.
The website was launched in April 2022 and the aim is to continuously update it with new material and posts by different contributors. It is a product of a larger academic research project funded by the British Academy on youth and age-sets in Greater Pibor, by Diana Felix da Costa.
Written by MK, contributor from Pibor Murle are very proud of their rich culture and will go miles to maintain it. Friendship, in Murle language known as ‘langotizet‘, has always been central to Murle culture and that can be seen also through how the very important social institution of the age-sets is experienced and lived.… Continue reading Murle understandings of friendship – a personal account
By Lauryen Oleyo Langgo age-set is one of the Murle age-sets that emerged from Bothothnya age-set in 2005. Langgo age-set started first from Irit village in Greater Kubal region (Gumuruk County) and spread to other bomas within Greater Kubal up to 2007. They were firstknown as Nuknuknya and later changed their name to Langgo. The… Continue reading Introduction to Lanngo age-set
By Lauryen Oleyo Bothothnya age-set first emerged in 1999/2000 and spread through Greater Pibor over those years eventually reaching the last place of Boma in 2006. The idea of forming a new age-set was first discussed secretly in 1998 by some of the younger members of the younger part of Titi, known as Jiri, from… Continue reading Introduction to Bothothnya age-set
The material in this website (images, videos, audio files, text) should only be reproduced with the consent of the website management team and with due reference given. For any queries please contact Diana Felix da Costa (firstname.lastname@example.org).