Naj‘ al Maḩaţţah

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  • Day36

    Nubian Village

    June 14, 2015 in Egypt ⋅ ☀️ 38 °C

    The Nubian Village was very interesting, the guide we had was very knowledgeable as he is married to a Nubian.
    As we walked into his house there was a glass tank with a baby crocodile inside and then larger cage with two larger crocodiles inside. The guide said they will keep the crocodiles until they are about 8 years old then release them back into the lake. They keep them in their houses to warn bad spirts away. If they die they take meat out and dry the skin in the sun with salt and hang it on a door in the house.
    Most Nubians speak Nubian (which is only an oral language, not written), Arabic and English.
    A lot of words are missing in the Nubian language and are often replaced with English words. Which makes it easier for English speakers to pick up conversation topic whereas it is unlikely that English speakers will pick up conversation topic if they were speaking Arabic.
    Another interesting fact is that Egyptian women move into the mans house and
    Nubian men move into females house.
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You might also know this place by the following names:

Naj‘ al Maḩaţţah, Naj` al Mahattah

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