Dinka

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Din·ka

 (dĭng′kə)
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.]
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Dinka

(ˈdɪŋkə)
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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