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n. pl. Dinka or Din·kas
1. A member of a traditionally pastoral people of the Nile valley in South Sudan.
2. The Nilotic language of this people.

[Probably ultimately from Dinka jieng, person.]


npl -kas or -ka
1. (Peoples) a member of a Nilotic people of South Sudan, noted for their height, which often reaches seven feet tall: chiefly herdsmen
2. (Languages) the language of this people, belonging to the Nilotic group of the Nilo-Saharan family
[from Dinka jieng people]
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Noun1.Dinka - a Nilotic language
Nilotic, Nilotic language - a group of languages of East Africa belonging to the Chari-Nile group
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The initial Dinka keyboard layout (DLIA Dinka Unicode keyboard layout) was the first of a series of keyboard layouts for African and Australian indigenous languages http://www.
The team will also travel to Paloich for similar meetings and discussions during which it would seek to gather information about the composition of the Dinka armed group and under whose command they fall, including those who specifically laid the ambush and for which purpose.
April 4, 2015 (JUBA) - South Sudan president Salva Kiir said he rejected signing a " bad peace" with his former deputy in party and government, Riek Machar, assuring Dinka council of elders that he will never succumb to pressures from the international community.
It was a national issue and the decision was not passed by Dinka Bor," he told the press on Thursday at his office.
January 20, 2015 (JUBA) -- The government of South Sudan's Western Equatoria state has dismissed statements in which governor Bangasi Joseph Bakosoro is reported to have accused Dinka tribal leaders of having failed the country and creating instability.
Kartoum, Sudan: UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has called for calm after the top Dinka tribal chief and an Ethiopian peacekeeper were killed in an "attack" by a Misseriya tribesman in the disputed Abyei region.
Khartoum, May 5 (SUNA)- The Ministry of Interior Sunday issued a press statement on the incident at Abyei area, announcing that 17 members of Messairya tribe were killed and other 12 of the tribe men were injured, two of the Dinka Ngok tribe members were killed including Sultan Kuwal Deng and one of the tribe was wounded and three of the Ethiopian force were killed.
THE failed coup of December 16 attempted by the ex- Vice- President Riek Machar ( belonging to the Lou Nuer tribe) against the current President Salva Kiir ( from the Dinka tribe) has caused a split in the South Sudanese Army which has dealt a severe blow to efforts at restoring peace amid growing ethnic killings.
The incident came at a time the mission and other stakeholders are mobilizing efforts to hold a peace conference to address the root causes of the conflict between the two communities of Ngok Dinka and Misseriya.
Abyei belongs to Misseriya through the gun," they shouted, referring to the nomadic Arab Misseriya who regularly graze their animals and move through Abyei where the Dinka tribe have traditionally lived.
KHARTOUM, January 09, 2011 (Balochistan Times): The Arab Mesiria tribe in the north-south disputed oil-rich area of Abyei said around 25 persons were killed in armed clashes between the tribe and fighters from the Dinka Ngok tribe backed by the Sudan Peoples Liberation Army (SPLA).
His tribe shares the region with the Dinka, who say they want to join the south.