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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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With a Dinka man serving as president of South Sudan, a country marred by ethnic targeted killing, it easily passes unnoticed that Kiir regime targets Dinka nationals opposed to his rule.
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20 (SUNA) - The First Conference of the Native Administration of Abyei Dinka in Sudan began Sunday at the premises of Sudan University for Sciences and Technology.
The HSCL-25 was translated and blindly back translated independently by two native South Sudanese from the Dinka tribe, a man and a woman, who came to the US as refugees.
The internal assessment has revealed that a mob of nearly 2,000 people attacked the Akobo camp as a fallout of the UNMISS and Indian Army sheltering 36 members of the Dinka tribe in keeping with the mandate of the mission.
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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.
It came in June 1944's Two Girls and a Sailor, when he broke into his nonsense tune "Inka Dinka Doo.
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.
The Shilluk tribesmen attacked the village of Bony-Thiang in Upper Nile state on Friday morning, killing civilians of the Dinka tribe, the army said.
During this time he regularly visited Dinka cattle camps and started to learn the Dinlka language.