Dinka

noun
Din·​ka | \ ˈdiŋ-kə How to pronounce Dinka (audio) \
plural Dinkas also Dinka

Definition of Dinka

1 : a member of a pastoral people of the Nile Valley in south central Sudan
2 : the Nilotic language of the Dinkas

First Known Use of Dinka

1861, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for Dinka

probably ultimately from Dinka jieŋ, a self-designation

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“Dinka.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Dinka. Accessed 26 Oct. 2020.

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