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Northeastern Dinka


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This article is about the language, for the ethnic group see Dinka. Not to be confused with Mandinka language. Dinka ThuɔŋjäŋPronunciation /t̪uɔŋ. ɟa̤ŋ/Native to South Sudan and neighboring areasEthnicity Dinka peopleNative speakers 2–3 million  (date missing)Language family Nilo-Saharan? Eastern SudanicNiloticWestern NiloticDinka–NuerDinkaWriting system Latin alphabetLanguage codesISO 639-2 dinISO 639-3 din – inclusive codeIndividual codes:dip – Northeastern Dinka (Padang)diw – Northwestern Dinka (Ruweng)dib – South Central Dinka (Agar)dks – Southeastern Dinka (Bor, Twic / Twi, Nyarweng & Hol)dik – Southwestern Dinka (Rek & Twic/Twi) Dinka, or Thuɔŋjäŋ, is a Nilotic dialect cluster spoken by the Dinka people, the major ethnic group of South Sudan. There are five main varieties, Ngok, Rek, Agaar, Twic/Twi East, and Bor, which are distinct enough to require separate literary standards and thus to be considered separate languages. Jaang or Jieng is used as a general term to cover all Dinka languages. Rek is the standard and prestige dialect. The closest non-Dinka language is Nuer, the language of the Dinka's traditional rivals. The Luo languages are also closely related. The Dinka are found mainly along the Nile, specifically the west bank of the White Nile, a major tributary flowing north from Uganda, north and south of the Sudd marsh in southwestern and south central Sudan in three provinces: Bahr el Ghazal, Upper Nile, and Southern Kurdufan.
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[en] Dinka, Northeastern

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