Definition of Dinka

1. Noun. A Nilotic language.

Generic synonyms: Nilotic, Nilotic Language

Definition of Dinka

1. Proper noun. A tribe of southern Sudan. ¹

2. Proper noun. The Nilo-Saharan language spoken by these people. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Dinka

Dimmer's keratitis
Dimocarpus longan
Din Land
Dinajpur District
Dinka (current term)
Dino Paul Crocetti
Dinornis giganteus
Dioctophyma renale
Diodon holocanthus
Diodon hystrix
Diodora apertura

Literary usage of Dinka

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1. Sudan, Oil, and Human Rights by Jemera Rone (2003)
"The Dinka are a larger ethnic group than the Nuer, and there has been frequent intermarriage and warfare between them. 71 Map, "Bahr el Arab," maps NC 35, ..."

2. The Heart of Africa: Three Years' Travels and Adventures in the Unexplored by Georg August Schweinfurth (1874)
"Description of the Dinka. Peculiarities of the nice. Dyeing of the hair. Nudity. ... Capabilities of the Dinka. Warlike spirit. Treatment of enemies. ..."

3. Ten Years in Equatoria and the Return with Emin Pasha by Gaetano Casati (1891)
"Rek—The Dinka, their usages and customs ; cultivation, care, and regard for serpents—Extensive rearing of herds and flocks—The Arabs and Gessi, ..."

4. Civilian Devastation: Abuses by All Parties in the War in Southern Sudan by Jemera Rone, John Prendergast, Karen Sorensen (1994)
"For a time they refused grain and insisted that the Dinka bring girls for ... the Dinka than was customary among the Nuer but higher than most Dinka could ..."

5. The Anglo-Egyptian Sudan: A Compendium Prepared by Officers of the Sudan by Edward Gleichen (1905)
"A Short Dinka and Бонда Vocabulary. ... Dinka. Bongo, English. Dinka. Bongo. Kira. ..."

6. The New Schaff-Herzog Encyclopedia of Religious Knowledge: Embracing by Johann Jakob Herzog, Philip Schaff, Albert Hauck (1908)
"Gospels have been translated into the Dinka language. Togoland: A German colony in West Africa, occupying the coast of the Gulf of Guinea between the Gold ..."

7. In Darkest Africa, Or, The Quest, Rescue, and Retreat of Emin, Governor of by Sir Henry Morton Stanley (1890)
"... confirms the story—Some natural history facts related to me by Emin—The Pasha and the Dinka tribe—A lion story—Emin and " bird studies. ..."

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