Dinka Culture
Appearance Dark skin, Dark hair, Light clothing, No shoes, Women wear lots of jewelry africa-facts.org
Beliefs Rituals performed at births, deaths, to cure diseases, and in times of crisis One Deity www.thetrueknowledge.org
Communication African language Nilotic category More than 400 words used for cattle stphilipsoconnor.org.au
Dates Autumn Day-long ceremonies www.sandyslark.com
Entertainment Men practice mock sparring Men make spears and fishing hooks Women make clay pots and weave baskets and sleeping mats www.erbzine.com
Housing Round clay huts with thatched roofs Huts surrounded by gardens or separated by tall grass Garden soil would fertile for 10-12 years then set afire and new huts appear Men of high social have 50-100 wives Women do the housework 3.bp.blogspot.com
Food Traditionally produced material resources to sustain livelihood Gardening, nomadic herding, cow milk, fish, meat, beans, tomatoes, or rice. lh4.googleusercontent.com
Government When men become adults they don’t use their birth names Children names reflect their births
information Lacked basics of education Literacy was introduced in mission schools(1930’s)Today education has disappeared due to war
Jobs Tending herds of cattle and growing millet Labor is divided between gender lines Older men herd cattle Women grow crops and cook traditionscustoms.com
Kinds of Environment Vast religion in South Sudan Forms seasonal swampland when Nile River floods Due to war most Dinka have migrated to northern Sudanese capital of Khartoum, as well as to Kenya, Uganda, Europe, and the United States.

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