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Chris Hockert

on 11 April 2011

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Transcript of dinka

Location: The dinka tribe is located in southern Sudan along the white nile. Population The population is over 1 million Language: The Dinka tribe has its own language called Dinka Culture The Dinka are traditionally cattle herders and use them for many practical reasons. The members whealth in the tribe is also based on how much cattle they have. They believe it's very important for them to have a boy because they need to carry their families lineage on. As a rite of passage for a boy coming into manhood, a series of V-shaped scars is carved into the boy's forehead, which marks a specific region. These boys are then considered men. If they boy cries out during the flesh carving he is considered weak or a coward. Rite of Passage
Since civil war that began in the 1980s, numerous Dinka villages have been destroyed by burning or bombing from northern Sudan. . Many Dinka have been abducted and sold as slaves in northern Sudan. Violence against the Dinka is now on a level that has no precedent in their remembered past. Current Issues Bibliography "Dinka - New World Encyclopedia." Info:Main Page - New World Encyclopedia. Web. 08 Apr. 2011. <http://www.newworldencyclopedia.org/entry/Dinka>.

"Dinka - Introduction, Location, Language, Folklore, Religion, Major Holidays, Rites of Passage, Relationships, Living Conditions." Countries and Their Cultures. Web. 08 Apr. 2011. <http://www.everyculture.com/wc/Rwanda-to-Syria/Dinka.html>.
The Dinka Tribe
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