Talk:Dinka people

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Alphabet Display issues[edit]

The extended characters do not display on most computers due to limited Unicode support for the Dinka alphabet. A bitmap alternative should be provided Softgrow 00:59, 23 August 2005 (UTC)

They weren't showing up in IE due to a limitation in IE's font handling, but I've added the Unicode template to the characters in question which works around the problem. Unicode itself doesn't have "limited support", just IE or the user's fonts. The characters are in the font Arial Unicode MS, which is commonly included with Microsoft Office, or several freely downloadable Unicode fonts. You can add a {{SpecialChars}} notice if you feel this needs to be explained in the article. DopefishJustin (・∀・) 20:01, August 23, 2005 (UTC)

Actually, you need OpenType fonts with support for combining diacritics. Arial Unicode MS can not support two of the uppercase characters that require combining diacritics.

Move to Language[edit]

Don't you think that alphabet+ should be moved to the language article? Koryakov Yuri 18:01, 27 February 2006 (UTC)

Picture from s:The New Student's Reference Work[edit]

Here is link to a portrait circa 1914 for when the article expands further: Image:NSRW Africa Dinka.png --Birgitte§β ʈ Talk 01:31, 27 April 2006 (UTC)

Suggested update in re Macharia Yuot[edit]

On the list of prominent members of the Dinka tribe, can someone include the runner Macharia Yuot? He is a distance runner at NCAA Div III Widener University. He recently won the 10k, 3k steeplechase, and 5k at the Div III track & field championships - the first runner in any division to win all three of those in the same year. http://sports.espn.go.com/ncaa/news/story?id=2466635&lpos=spotlight&lid=tab2pos1

http://sports.espn.go.com/espn/page2/story?page=santoliquito/060420

http://www.widener.edu/Athletics/Outdoor_Track_and_Field/Schedule_and_Results/May_26_27_NCAA_/7386/

I'd do the editing myself, but I'm afraid I'd muck up the page. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 70.245.147.124 (talkcontribs) 00:15, 2 June 2006 (UTC)

Ref Maasai[edit]

Two errors in the information here:

Wanyonyi (talk) 07:02, 20 December 2009 (UTC)

1991 Southeastern Dinka Massacre[edit]

This section levels accusations against Riek Machar that need to be documented from reliable sources. Pending such documentation, I have tagged the section as failing in neutrality. Awien (talk) 18:18, 3 May 2010 (UTC)

It's a really badly documented event but it happened. The Dinka are very bitter about it. It's hard to find a proper source but Google books as a mini achieve of texts with their numbers. The range appears to be from 2,000 to 3,000, obviously not the previously linked 69,000. Secondat of Orange (talk) 04:35, 22 February 2011 (UTC)

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Cow Customs?[edit]

How come no mention of the practice of young boys orally stimulating cows and also the pratice of washing their hair with cow urine?

It was on national geographic: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EQ8OSUXlpRw —Preceding unsigned comment added by 98.204.152.228 (talk) 02:01, 30 November 2010 (UTC)

"This video has been removed as violation of Youtube's policy on nudity and sexual content" :P
It's true but it's not a common phenomenon, hence not a ethnic image. The Cow urine thing however is most probably true. Secondat of Orange (talk) 04:39, 22 February 2011 (UTC)

Bad to worse[edit]

This entry just seems to get worse and worse every day. Non-neutral garbage gets removed, then put back in 20 edits later. No one can even decide what the various Dinka regions are called. References are added with no respect for guidelines, or even common sense. "Notable Dinka" invariably ends up looking like people's personal guest books of friends and relatives.

Someone knowledgeable really needs to go through this mess and make the entry readable and informative.

Horstvonludwig (talk) 11:33, 22 February 2011 (UTC)

I completely agree. There's the JiangJang guy who just edits this page likes it's his personal site.
Secondat of Orange (talk) 14:59, 14 March 2011 (UTC)
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