Otim (2005). Traditional Authority Study Report for Upper Nile Region
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Fieldwork for this study was conducted in the counties of Payinjar and Leer in western Upper Nile, and Akobo in the central Upper Nile Region. These areas are occupied by a nilotic people from the Nuer tribe. The Nuer are divided into eleven territorial groupings, ‘loose’ as called by Hutchinson (1996 :22). The matrix below shows the territorial groupings of the counties studied.