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Tallest Tribe in Africa | Dinka Tribe of South Sudan

Tallest Tribe in Africa

Tallest Tribe in Africa is the Dinka Tribe of South Sudan


Dinka also called Jieng, live in the savanna country in South Sudan. Dinka are among one of the tallest tribes in Africa.

Dinka Tribe of South Sudan


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Tallest Tribe in Africa | Dinka Tribe of South Sudan
Tallest Tribe in Africa | Dinka Tribe of South Sudan

The Dinka are primarily pastoralists. Because of the vast geographic area they occupy, the Dinka exhibit great diversity of dialect. The definition and boundaries of ethnic groups depend on how people perceive themselves and others. 

Super model Alex Wek is a famous member of the Dinka tribe
Super model Alex Wek is a famous 
member of the Dinka tribe
Language, cultural characteristics, and common ancestry may be used as markers of ethnic identity or difference, but they do not always define groups of people in Africa. Language differences have served as a partial basis for ethnic classification and as symbols of ethnic identity. Such differences have been obstacles to the flow of communication in a state as linguistically fragmented as Sudan.

The Sudan was the largest country in Africa until 2011 when Sudan and South Sudan became two separate countries. Before the war caused institutions to collapse in southern Sudan, the 

Dinka were not only farmers and herders, but also law court judges and high public officials and physicians. Today various Dinka tribes preserve their cattle, but many have lost their herds, which were killed in fighting or abandoned during the civil war. Dinka have been among the most deeply affected by the Sudanese civil war.

Cattle has always been the focus of Dinka culture. Cattle stood at the heart of virtually every important tradition and ceremony in Dinka cultural life from music, myths, legends, and folklore, cattle are one of the most important animals. Dinka are one of South Sudan’s largest and noblest tribes. 

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