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a Nilotic language

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The purpose of the canal (known as the Jonglei Canal after the Dinka village that was closest to it) was to divert wasted swamp water from the South to drought-like areas of need in the Sudanese North and (even farther North) to Egypt.
Milk from cows and goats are the best sources of protein for the Dinka and Nuer people.
Hence, while the draining of the flood plain directly involved the Dinka, Nuer and the Muslims, the key question was: how might those groups (as well as others) have interpreted their situation in religious terms?
He is a Dinka, a member of southern Sudan's largest tribe, and when a Dinka reaches his 18th birthday, he be comes a man.
Guot, whose name means heaven in Dinka, was born in Paliau, a village of 300 people located in Sudan's southeast corner not far from the White Nile.
In a sign of their desperation, some Dinkas are slaughtering cows, a rare move given that the animals are both a rich source of milk and a status symbol in their culture.
Dinkas used to drive cattle to a market to trade for grain during hungry times.
August 8, 2014 (JUBA) -- The representative of the South Sudanese rebels to the United Nations in New York, Miyong Kuon, has accused the Dinka ethnic group of personalizing president Salva Kiir as their own as tribalism takes its toll in the Diaspora.
If we take this latter assumption as a real reason yet you find that there were no essences the Dinkas denied their neighbors the grazing rights in the history.
Meanwhile, the Dinka delegation composed of eight chiefs namely; Auitak Akot, Lual Dau Marac, Anyoun Aturjong, Diing Wol, Nyang Amash, Tong Bek, Gout Tong and Lual Habishe.
The international community could not be surprised to see South Sudan being engulfed in conflict six months after independence because Dinka domination of state power is creating internal explosions.
In April 1988, Burr and Collins (1995:114) reported hunger-stricken Dinka women "pawning" their children to Rizeigat Arabs for 300 Sudanese pounds in order to stay alive with the understanding that the children would be looked after until better days, not that they were actually selling their children.
Biographies collected by Sandler tell of Malwal Akec a Dinka from Turalei who was captured by murahileen near Abyei.
4) The Nilotics, especially the Dinka and the Nuer, fiercely resisted British rule for two decades.
In order to appreciate Dinka self-perception, their world view and cross-cultural perspectives on their material status, it is necessary to understand the indigenous cultural framework of their values, institutions and patterns of behavior.