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History Of The Dinka, The Tallest People In Africa by Bodezpen(1): Wed 27, October, 2021
According to researches, Dinka people of South Sudan are known to be one of the tallest group of people in Africa.
They are often noted for their height and the tallest NBA player in history also happens to be a Dinka man named Manute Bol with a height of 7ft 7inch.
They are a Nilotic ethnic group native to South Sudan with a sizable diaspora population abroad. The Dinka mostly live along the Nile, from Jonglei to Renk, in the region of Bahr el Ghazal, Upper Nile (two out of three Provinces which were formerly located in southern Sudan) and the Abyei Area of the Ngok Dinka in South Sudan.
They are the largest ethnic tribe in South Sudan and one of the three groups that formed the original settlers. After defending their region against the Ottoman Turks and resisting slavery attempts by slave merchants who intended to convert them to Islam in the mid-1800s.
According to oral traditions, the Dinka originated from the Gezira in what is now Sudan. In medieval times this region was ruled by the kingdom of Alodia, a Christian, multi-ethnic empire dominated by Nubians. Living in its southern periphery and interacting with the Nubians, the Dinka absorbed a sizable amount of the Nubian vocabulary. From the 13th century, with the disintegration of Alodia, the Dinka began to migrate out of the Gezira, fleeing slave raids and other military conflicts as well as drought .
On November 15, 1991 the event known as the "Dinkas Massacre" commenced in South Sudan. Forces led by the breakaway faction of Riek Machar deliberately killed an estimated 2,000 civilians in Dinkas of Hol, Nyarweng, Twic, Bor and others in villages and wounded several thousand more over the course of two months. It is estimated that 100,000 people left the area following the attack.
They are often referred to as the tribe of basketball, because the Dinka people appear to have some of the tallest people in Africa and the world in general. The majority of the people appear to be dark-skinned, slim, and very tall. Their physical features have made them stand out in many ways and many tourists who visit them, are left fascinated.
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