Page 31 of 31

Re: What song are you listening to right now? 3

Posted: 2019-05-27, 4:26
by vijayjohn
Dinka is a Wastern Nilotic language, part of the Nilo-Saharan family proposal. It is the language with the largest number of native speakers in South Sudan and also one of the languages I've been trying to learn. There are many varieties of Dinka that are not mutually intelligible. One of them is Ruweng a.k.a. Northwestern Dinka, spoken near the border with Sudan near the confluence of the White Nile and the Bahr al Ghazal. This is a Ruweng wedding song from South Sudan recorded almost a year ago:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=azyPH-TFZlM

Re: What song are you listening to right now? 3

Posted: 2019-06-30, 19:23
by h34

Re: What song are you listening to right now? 3

Posted: 2019-07-03, 4:47
by vijayjohn
Another variety of Dinka is Southwestern Dinka. Within Southwestern Dinka, Wikipedia claims that the Rek variety in particular is considered the standard and prestige dialect of the entire Dinka language (or all Dinka languages). This is a song in the Rek variety of Dinka apparently called "Mabor Ayual":
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W_DNUfxqBT4

Re: What song are you listening to right now? 3

Posted: 2019-07-15, 15:09
by h34