Nuba Mountains People
Deep in the heart of Africa, in the heart of Sudan, live the people of ancient Kush, in a region known as the Nuba Mountains. The word Nuba comes from the term “nop,” of the ancient language of the Kushite dynasty of Meroe that lasted over a thousand years, from the time of Isaiah until the 4th century of the Christian Church. Though the Meroitic language is mostly lost, there are words such as “nop” that have remained in the consciousness of the people as the root of words like Nuba, which means “gold.” Another example is “Candace” (pronounced Kan-da-ke), meaning “queen ruler,” as in the biblical story of the Ethiopian eunuch, and Jesus' prophetic reference to the “Queen of the South.” (Acts 8:26-40; Luke 11:31)
Though they were once Pharaohs of Egypt, and Christian Kingdoms for a thousand years, they became the most downtrodden people on the earth under the cruel domination of the Arab-Islamic Slave Trade.
Statue of King Tarharqa - One of the "Black Pharaohs" of Egypt