ETHNONYM: Moinjaang


Kin groups are defined in association with named, totemic descent groups and are extended bilaterally through marriage. At marriage, women leave their natal birth groups to become members of their husbands' agnatic lineages. Like those of the other Nilotic peoples of the southern Sudan and eastern Africa, Dinka relationship terminology is of the classificatory type.


Deng, F. M. (1970). The Dinka of the Sudan. New York: Holt, Rinehart & Winston.

Deng, F. M. (1971). Tradition and Modernization. New Haven: Yale University Press.

Lienhardt, R. G. (1961). Divinity and Experience: The Religion of the Dinka. Oxford: Clarendon Press.


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