Meet…Joyce from Sudan

Name: Joyce Gune Alex

Age: 7

Hometown: Juba Jerusalem

Languages spoken: Arabic, Fujulu, Kakwa, English

Siblings: One sister and three brothers

Pets: A dog, Rainbow, and a cat, Pac

School: Nahari School (Basic 1)

Favorite subjects in school: Arabic and English

Favorite activities: I like to read and play basketball.

Favorite food: Beans and rice

What would you like to be when you grow up? A doctor

What would you like to say to other kids in the United States? Let them read hard, not play too much so that they will become doctors and other positions someday.


Location: North East Africa

Geography: Sudan is the largest country in Africa. It is mostly flat with mountains in the far south, northeast and west, and desert dominates the north. The Nile River runs northward through the country.

Population: 42 million; 41% are less than 15 years old.

Religions: 70% Muslim, 25% animist or indigenous, 5% Christian

People: Black 52%, Arab 39%, Beja 6%, other 3%

Languages: Arabic and English (official), and Fujulu, Nubian, Ta Bedawie,
dialects of Nilotic, Nilo-Hamitic, Sudanic languages


Madang: Hello

Dinate: Thank you

Dua wuye: You are welcome

Dua puer: Good morning

Profile courtesy AfricaWrites