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Dinka

[ ding-kuh ]

noun

, plural Din·kas, (especially collectively) Din·ka.
  1. a member of a tall, pastoral people of Sudan.
  2. the language of the Dinka, a Nilotic language closely related to Shilluk.


Dinka

/ ˈdɪŋkə /

noun

  1. -kas-ka a member of a Nilotic people of South Sudan, noted for their height, which often reaches seven feet tall: chiefly herdsmen
  2. the language of this people, belonging to the Nilotic group of the Nilo-Saharan family


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Word History and Origins

Origin of Dinka1

from Dinka jieng people
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Example Sentences

The perpetrators of political turmoil in Juba are not Dinka or Nuer, nor any other ethnic people who make up South Sudan.

Other reports of Dinka being dumped in a mass grave in the rebel-controlled oil town of Bentiu have further inflamed tensions.

Though he could read it in his native Dinka, he wanted to read it in the language in which it was written.

Over 80,000 ethnic Ngok Dinka have been displaced from their homes in Abyei and driven South as refugees.

The local native Ngok Dinka tribe clearly identifies with the people of the South.

According to the custom, which seems to belong to all Africa, as a sign of grief the Dinka wear a cord round the neck.

The Khalifa has also his special barber, who is a slave; and his master of the horse, who is an immensely tall Dinka.

They have as neighbours the Dinka to the north, the Madi to the south, and the Galla to the east.

Elisee Reclus assures us that the Dinka man on the Nile calls to certain snakes by name and shares with them the milk of his cows.

Of a reddish black colour, fairer than the Dinka, they are well proportioned, with the hair short.

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