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Education: (Early through Late) Modern: Sudan
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Processes of education in modern Sudan underscore tradition yet reflect Western influence. Two-thirds of the population of Sudan live in the north and profess Sunni Islam. One-third of the population live in the south and practice indigenous beliefs and Christianity. During the first half of the twentieth century Sudan was under British colonial rule. Primary education was offered to women in Qurʾānic schools in the north and in Christian mission schools in the south. Se…

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Aker Duany, Julia, “Education: (Early through Late) Modern: Sudan”, in: Encyclopedia of Women & Islamic Cultures, General Editor Suad Joseph. Consulted online on 16 September 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1872-5309_ewic_EWICCOM_0251k>
First published online: 2009



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