- a member of a group of Sudanic peoples living in S Sudan (the country)
- the language of these peoples, belonging to the Chari-Nile subfamily of the Nilo-Saharan family of languages
See Dinka in American Heritage Dictionary 4
noun pl. Dinka
- A member of a traditionally pastoral people of the Nile valley in southern Sudan.
- The Nilotic language of this people.
Origin: Probably ultimately from Dinka jieng, person