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Dinka

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CHu CHu Population photo credit Nasa / Goddard Space Flight Center / Reto Stöckli Zach Jensen
Hunter Skramstad
Braidon Olson Dinka Map/Location LANUAGE Cultural Traditions Pictures The Dinka Tribe- TheTribe Location is in the bottom half of Sudan. Location- They live by the White Nile River for water. Also they live by the rich savannah grasslands of Upper Nile for land. The economy is largely traditional animal husbandry, subsistence agriculture, fishing and hunting. Other info about the land- Map of languages The Dinka alphabet between a million and 5 million people

It is difficult to find an accurate number because some villages are very remote. spoken in Southern Sudan
2-3 million Dinka speakers
There are five dialects
Member of the Nilo-Shaharan language family They have the scars because this tribe has a ceremony in which they have large groups of men or women and they use the same knife to cut the skin. their tribe thinks it is beautiful. They have tribal meetings- 1 2 3 They call them selves the Jieng and the Muonyjang. Dinka people have annual meetings to discuss what they think is best for the tribe. There is one meeting every month. There are 2.5 to 3 million people in the tribe. Rites of passage The Dinka are found in Bahr el Ghazal in the up nile southern of Kordofan regions. For boys a pattern of v shaped scares are put on their foreheads. They also recite names of their ancestors and sing clan songs. SOURCES CITED "Lushootseed." Dinka Language. N.p., n.d. Web. 30 Nov. 2012. <http://ldrc.artsrn.ualberta.ca/Dinka.html>.
http://fex.ennonline.net/41/childhood"Childhood Malnutrition and the Dinka of Southern Sudan." Childhood Malnutrition and the Dinka of Southern Sudan. N.p., n.d. Web. 31 Nov. 2012. <http://fex.ennonline.net/41/childhood>.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dinka_people"Dinka People." Wikipedia. Wikimedia Foundation, 12 Feb. 2012. Web. 31 Nov. 2012. <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dinka_people>.
"Dinka Language." Wikipedia. Wikimedia Foundation, 28 Nov. 2012. Web. 04 Dec. 2012. <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dinka_language>
"Countries and Their Cultures." Dinka. N.p., n.d. Web. 03 Dec. 2012. <http://www.everyculture.com/wc/Rwanda-to-Syria/Dinka.html>.
Sudan split to North and South Sudan and they had a civil war since 1956. They don't have enough water wells for all of the people in Sudan. They don't have enough food and supplys to live very long. They have little knowledge of germs.
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