Note:  Do not rely on this information. It is very old.


Makaraka (Makeaka), a large Negro nation, easternmost branch of the Niam-Niams, who migrated some sixty years ago from the Welle to their present seats in the basin of the Yei tributary of the White Nile. They call themselves Iddio, the term Makaraka, i.e. "Cannibals," being applied to them by their neighbours; but although really addicted to this practice, they are in all other respects far superior to all the surrounding- Nilotic peoples. They are excellent agriculturists, and before the Mahdist outbreak were largely employed as soldiers and carriers in the Egyptian service. Junker gives them the highest character for honesty, courage, patience and endurance under the greatest hardships.