Dinka tribe: Meet some of the tallest people in Africa

Dinka tribe: Meet some of the tallest people in Africa

- The Dinka people are one of the tallest people in Africa with most of the men above 5ft tall

- Reports have it that there is a strong community of the Dinka people in the diaspora

- In the precolonial era, they lived mostly in farms and make ends meet through their livestock

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The Dinka people, a Nilotic tribe from South Sudan are known as some of the tallest people in Africa. The Tutsi of Rwanda is another. They live along the Nile in Bahr el Ghazal and Dinka Ngok of Abyei Area in South Sudan.

According to oral traditions, the tribe originated from the Gezira in a place that is now known as Sudan. It should be noted that the Dinka people live mostly on farmland as they depend mostly on livestock for their livelihood.

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The population census conducted in 2008 in Sudan showed that the Dinka people are about 4.5 million people, putting that at 18% of the country’s population and the biggest tribe in the nation. How Africa reports.

A collage showing people from the Dinka tribe. Photo source: HowAfrica
A collage showing people from the Dinka tribe. Photo source: HowAfrica
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Another thing worthy of note is their language is in Latin letters with some exported characters.

Their average male height is 182.6cm (5ft 11.9in) according to a survey done among 52 Dinka men between 1953 to 1954. In 1995, another survey showed it to be 5ft 9.4in.

Meanwhile, Legit.ng earlier reported that the Tuareg tribe gives much power to women as they are allowed to decide their fate without the so-called supreme power of men.

Their men wear a blue indigo veil as a protective measure to keep their face safe from the dust of the desert.

The tribe never dumped their tradition of allowing men to wear veil instead of women despite their adoption of Islam.

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In the case of divorce, the women get to keep all the tents and the animals as the man is chased out to return to his mother’s home with just a camel in his possession.

Also, whenever the women divorce their husbands, their mothers will throw them a party so that other men can know they are now available for new relationships.

One of the things that are beautiful about the tribe is that they have dignity and a Tuareg will never ask for things like water if they are not offered.

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