The Nubia Project

Nubia Project (NP) Mission

The Nubia Project was founded in 2008 in Washington, DC by former Sudanese Ambassador Nuraddin Abdulmannan (aka Nuraddin Mannan), Khalid Gerais (aka Tanut Amon), Fagiri Gawish, and Mayada Mannan Brake.

The group worked with many Sudanese organizations as human rights activists with other Sudanese activists in Sudan, the US, and Europe to expose the human rights violations in Sudan by the defunct Islamist military government of General Omer Elbashir. The need for forming a Nubian organization outside Sudan became necessary to support the Nubian resistance against damming Nubia, destroying its monuments, antiquities, and archaeological sites described by the British historian Basil Davidson as the largest archaeological site of the world.

 

Nubia Project (NP) Mission

The Nubia Project was founded in 2008 in Washington, DC by former Sudanese Ambassador Nuraddin Abdulmannan (aka Nuraddin Mannan), Khalid Gerais (aka Tanut Amon), Fagiri Gawish, and Mayada Mannan Brake.

The group worked with many Sudanese organizations as human rights activists with other Sudanese activists in Sudan, the US, and Europe to expose the human rights violations in Sudan by the defunct Islamist military government of General Omer Elbashir. The need for forming a Nubian organization outside Sudan became necessary to support the Nubian resistance against damming Nubia, destroying its monuments, antiquities, and archaeological sites described by the British historian Basil Davidson as the largest archaeological site of the world.

Today, few Nubians write the Nubiin Langauge, spoken by millions of Nubians in Sudan and Egypt, and it remains as the oldest living written African language today. For Centuries due to forcible and intentional systematic cultural cleansing, the successive Goverments of Sudan and Egypt have played a destructive role in marginalizing and destroying the Nubian language as well as many indigenous African languages by excluding their language from their school curriculum, and implementing mandatory Arabic curriculums, and arabizing indigenous groups to become assimilated into Arab culture. Nubian Students were routinely flogged and mocked for speaking the Nobiin language. Students who fail in Arabic language and Islamic Studies, automatically lose the opportunity for higher education and to further their schooling. All textbooks endorsed by the Educational institutions in Sudan and Egypt do not mention Nubian history, but rather focus on the spread of Islam and Arabic language as a blessing and consider African Languages such as Nobiin and culture as obsolete and uncivilized languages.

Nubia Project Objectives:

1 Save Nubia.   Nubia is one of the oldest world civilizations and one of the safest communities in the world according to the UN records.  Our mission is to save Nubia from destruction by dams and cultural cleansing, marginalization, isolation and relocation.

2 Preserve Our Culture!  Preserve Nubian culture and heritage and draw the world’s attention to protect Nubian Heritage and archaeological sites.

3 Stop the Sale of Our Ancestral Lands.  Nubian lands in Sudan and Egypt are sold to rich Arabs, Turkey, China and refugees from Syria, Rohingya, Kuwaiti Bedoons and militant Islamists from Egypt and ISIS to settle and change the demographic structure by displacing Nubians from their ancestral lands.

Real Activism

The Honorable Nuraddin Mannan Talks About Nubia (2013)

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Mayada Mannan Speaks In Front of the Saudi Arabian Embassy (2015)

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How You Can Help

How can you help to bring this written and spoken language by millions of Nubians to life and educate Nubian children their mother tongue? You can help Nubia to recover from destruction and cultural cleansing by participating in our campaigns and events.

Or donating to Nubia Project to urge the international community to exert necessary pressures on governments of Sudan and Egypt to respect the Nubian rights in preserving their heritage, traditions and culture and recognize their spoken and written language as an official language on equal footing with the Arabic language.

We urge the international community to save this endangered ancient language, and that it should be made an official language in Sudan and Egypt. It rightfully belongs among other recognized African languages such as the Yoruba, Hausa, Afrikaans, Somali, Dinka, Nuer, Swahili, Amharic.

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