- a member of a tall, pastoral people of Sudan.
- the language of the Dinka, a Nilotic language closely related to Shilluk.
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Contemporary Examples of dinka
The perpetrators of political turmoil in Juba are not Dinka or Nuer, nor any other ethnic people who make up South Sudan.The South Sudan Clashes Are No Tribal War
December 30, 2013
Other reports of Dinka being dumped in a mass grave in the rebel-controlled oil town of Bentiu have further inflamed tensions.Preventing South Sudan’s Civil War
John Prendergast, Akshaya Kumar
December 24, 2013
Though he could read it in his native Dinka, he wanted to read it in the language in which it was written.The Refugee I Know
June 7, 2012
Historical Examples of dinka
He spoke in the Dinka language and the soldier replied in the same tongue.The Summons
Two or three versts further the Dinka flowed across the Irkutsk road.
It was evidently a detachment of horse advancing towards the Dinka.
However, when they reached the banks of the Dinka, just before Birskoe, they stopped for a while.
Proprietors of cattle among the Dinka tribe own from 300 to 1500 head.
- plural -kas or -ka a member of a Nilotic people of South Sudan, noted for their height, which often reaches seven feet tall: chiefly herdsmen
- the language of this people, belonging to the Nilotic group of the Nilo-Saharan family