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Language and ethnic statistics in 20th century Sudanese censuses and surveys

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The paper investigates the creation of language statistics in the Sudan, from the beginning of the 20th century up to the division of the country into two states. Like many other African countries, Sudan is characterized by a high degree of ethnic and linguistic diversity that has participated in the fueling of murderous civil wars since independence. The paper recontextualizes the construction of the ethno-linguistic categories and statistics within their broader political and administrative contexts. It analyzes the objectives and output of each type of statistics and questions their influence on the foreign and native representations of Sudanese society.
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halshs-01544597 , version 1 (23-06-2017)

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Catherine Miller. Language and ethnic statistics in 20th century Sudanese censuses and surveys. 2016. ⟨halshs-01544597⟩
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