The Masalit (masara in Masalit; Arabic: ماساليت) are a nation of people of Darfur in western Sudan and Wadai in eastern Chad. They speak Masalit, a Nilo-Saharan language of the Maba group. They numbered about 250,000 in 1983[update].
Between 1884 and 1921 they established a state called Dar Masalit.
The Masalit are well known for their Muslim piety.
See also: Darfur conflict.
- The Hidden Slaughter and Ethnic Cleansing in Western Sudan: An Open Letter to the International Community (1999)
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