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Has anyone ever heard of Dinka? I was looking up basketball stuff and one of my favorite players, Thon Maker, comes from South Sudan. I dug a little deeper and it says he comes from Dinka ethnicity which means he probably can speak the Dinka language. I listened to it and it sounds quite nice. Just wondering if any of you guys have heard it?

1 year ago

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Dinka is a Nilo-Saharan language (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nilo-Saharan_languages), so you would expect it to have a very different look and feel compared with other African languages (most of which are Niger-Congo languages like Swahili or Afro-Asiatic like Arabic). Maybe we'll see it on Duolingo some day! :-)

1 year ago

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okay this is slightly unrelated, but is that where the word Afro comes from? like the hair style??

1 year ago