Dinka

noun

Din·​ka ˈdiŋ-kə How to pronounce Dinka (audio)
plural Dinkas also Dinka
1
: a member of a pastoral people of the Nile Valley in south central Sudan
2
: the Nilotic language of the Dinkas

Word History

Etymology

probably ultimately from Dinka jieŋ, a self-designation

First Known Use

1861, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of Dinka was in 1861

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Cite this Entry

“Dinka.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Dinka. Accessed 5 Feb. 2023.

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