- Funj people
The Funj are an ethnic group in present day
Sudan. Their origins are not clearly known, but they are recorded as moving into Nubiafrom the Suddto the south in the early sixteenth century, fleeing the pressure of the Shilluk. Arriving in Nubia, they absorbed the empire built up by Abdallah Jammaand set up the Funj Sultanate of Sinnarthat ruled the area for several centuries.
The Funj monarchy had become
Arabizedby the time the kingdom collapsed in 1821, adopting Arabic as their common language.
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