1911 Encyclopædia Britannica/Shukria

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SHUKRIA, a large tribe of African nomads living in the “Island of Meroë,” i.e. the country between the Atbara and the Blue Nile. The family name of the principal, branch of this tribe is Abu Sin, and Gedaref, an important town in the centre of the Shukria country, was formerly called Suk Abu Sin.