|First Description: Richard |
|Sowing: Multiple laps|
|Region: South Sudan|
Yit Jani (literally "game of the slaves") is a mancala game of the Nuer people in South Sudan. Yani or "slaves" is a term which the Nuer apply to the Dinka and this particular variant might have originally come from them. The game was first described by Richard Pankhurst in 1971.
The rules of the game are said to be identical to those of Yit Nuri except the following:
- Pankhurst, R.
- Gabata and Related Board Games of Ethiopia and the Horn of Africa. In: Ethiopia Observer 1971; 14 (3): 204.