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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.
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  1. 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
  2. the language of this people, belonging to the Nilotic group of the Nilo-Saharan family
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from Dinka jieng people
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