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Sara People

Sara People are a Nilotic people who went South in the 16th century and settled in what is now Chad. They are said to be descents of the Sao people. The Sara (Sa-Ra) designation appears to have been given to them by the Arabs, meaning the Sons of Ra, the ancient Egyptian Sun-God. The claim that Sara might mean sons (Sa) of Rais plausible, as in fact, it is believed that the Sara lived in the north-east along the Nile River before they sought refuge in the south against northern Arab slave raids. Most Sara are Traditionalist in religion. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sara_people
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