- 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
nounpl. Dinka, or Din·kas
- A member of a traditionally pastoral people of the Nile valley in South Sudan.
- The Nilotic language of this people.
Origin of DinkaProbably ultimately from Dinka jieng person
- A tribe of southern Sudan.
- The Nilo-Saharan language spoken by these people.