What song are you listening to right now? 3

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

Postby vijayjohn » 2019-05-27, 4:26

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

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

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

Postby vijayjohn » 2019-07-03, 4:47

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

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