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Dinka

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noun Din·ka \ˈdiŋ-kə\

Definition of Dinka

plural Dinkas also Dinka

  1. 1 :  a member of a pastoral people of the Nile Valley in south central Sudan

  2. 2 :  the Nilotic language of the Dinkas



Origin of dinka

probably ultimately from Dinka jieŋ, a self-designation


First Known Use: 1861

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