Dongola

Synonyms: 
North Riverain Wooled; Riverain Wooled.
Special Characteristics: 
The breed is similar to the Macina and other thin-tailed wool sheep of the Sahara; use of the coarse wool to make coarse cloth and carpet wool had been declining (Epstein, 1971).
Main Location: 
Maintained by the Dongola Arabs in the northernmost riverain areas of northern Sudan between Merowe and El Khandaq (Mason and Maule, 1960).
Origin: 
In view of their similarities with the Macina of Niger, the Dongola Arab travellers and traders might have brought the progenitors of this breed from the Atlas (Barbary) region of northern Africa (Epstein, 1971).
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