American people of South Sudanese descent

Posted Apr 11, 2012
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  1. Manute Bol

    Manute Bol


    Manute Bol (/məˈnt ˈbl/; October 16, 1962 – June 19, 2010) was a Sudanese-born American basketball player and political activist. Listed at 7 ft 7 in (2.31 m) tall, he was one of the two tallest players in the history of the National Basketball Association, along with Gheorghe Mureșan. He was officially measured and listed at 7 feet 6 34 inches (2.305 m) tall in the Guinness Book of World Records. He is believed to have been born on October 16, 1962 in either Turalei or Gogrial, Sudan (now South Sudan). He was the son of a Dinka tribal elder who gave him the name "Manute", which means "special blessing".

  2. Ataui Deng

    Ataui Deng


    Ataui-Deng Hopkins, also known as Ataui Deng (born 3 November 1991) is a Sudanese American model who began her fashion career at the age of 17 in 2008. As the niece of Alek Wek, she began her career linked to her more famous aunt though her youth quickly became the aspect that the media focussed on. She is from the Dinka ethnic group in South Sudan, and left for San Antonio, Texas in 2004 just one year before the civil war in Sudan came to an end. She currently lives in New York City.

  3. Francis Bok

    Francis Bok


    Francis Piol Bol Bok (born February 1979), a Dinka tribesman and native of South Sudan, was a slave for ten years but is now an abolitionist and author living in the United States. On May 15, 1986, he was captured and enslaved at the age of seven during an Arab militia raid on the village of Nyamlel in South Sudan during the Second Sudanese Civil War. Bok lived in bondage for ten years before escaping imprisonment in Kurdufan, Sudan, followed by a journey to the United States by way of Cairo, Egypt.

  4. Ladule Lako LoSarah

    Ladule Lako LoSarah


    Ladulé Lako LoSarah (born March 26, 1987 in Davis, California) is an American-born South Sudanese international footballer currently with FC Inter Leipzig of the German NOFV-Oberliga.

  5. Lopez Lomong

    Lopez Lomong


    Lopez Lomong (born January 5, 1985) is a South Sudanese-born American track and field athlete. Lomong, one of the Lost Boys of Sudan, came to the United States at the age of 16 and became a U.S. citizen in 2007.

  6. Deng Gai

    Deng Gai


    Deng Gai (born March 22, 1982) is a South Sudanese former professional basketball player. A power forward, he played in the NBA and in several other leagues. Gai was the 2005 NCAA Division I men's basketball season blocks leader. He is also a cousin of NBA player Luol Deng.

  7. Duach Jock

    Duach Jock


    Duach Jock (born December 20, 1986 in Gambela, Ethiopia) is a South Sudanese football player who currently plays for the Orange County Blues FC in USL Professional Division. He also holds American citizenship.

  8. Guor Marial

    Guor Marial


    Guor Mading Maker, also known as Guor Marial (born 15 April 1984) is a South Sudanese track and field athlete. He is a Dinka tribesman.

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