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Originally appearing in Volume V17, Page 284 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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MADI (A-MADI), a negro race of the Nile valley, occupying both banks of the Bahr-el-Jebel immediately north of Albert Nyanza. Tradition makes them immigrants from the north-west. They are remarkable for the consideration shown to their women, who choose their own husbands, are never ill-treated or hard-worked, and take part in tribal deliberations. The Madi build sepulchral monuments of an elaborate type, two huge narrow stones sloping towards each other with two smaller slabs covering the opening between them. They have been much harried by the Azandeh and Abarambo. They were visited by W. Junker in 1882–1883, and described by him in Petermann's Mittheilungen for May 1883.
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MADHAVA ACHARYA (fl. c. 1380)

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Thanks for writing about the Madi people, language, culture and probably the land is called madi as majority of the people refered to it. To this extent, I may presume to be correct. It our responsibility to promote our being or existence for others to know such tribe do exist. I pour to you my pride. However, it would be good to let readers know that what is writen is either your own opinion or information you collected from another source (Textbook). It would help readers to verify such information. This is because I'm still not sure whether something like "A-MADI" really exists in Madi language or people are not using such word. Much as human being are dynamic. Like the history changing, the people changing, language is also changing and culture is deteriorating too. Please help!
Madi is a tribe and their language is called Madi-ti. These people of Madi originate from the west down the river nile where have settled for the last two to 300 years of their life existance. The Madi people have their own culture and heritage that they inherit and their own traditions customs, beliefs and norms define who they are to the rest of the people. they are found in the eastern bank of Equatoria and close to the Sudan Uganda boarder in Sudan and in Uganda they occupy the western Uganda including, Moyo, Arua, Loropi, Metu, Drupele and other aress. To say that this tribe does not exists or simple they are distinct is under statement of no basis. For more information about madi tribe visit or
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