Scientists try to answer why Dinka people are so tall

Dinka, also called Jieng, people who live in the savanna country surrounding the central swamps of the Nile basin primarily in South Sudan.

They speak a Nilotic language classified within the Eastern Sudanic branch of the Nilo-Saharan languages and are closely related to the Nuer.

South Sudan is the land of giants: on average, its men stand almost 7’7ft according to a recent survey conducted in the country.

Making them one of the tallest tribes in Africa together with the Tutsi of Rwanda.

But how the Dinka became some of the tallest people in the world has been somewhat of a mystery.

A popular explanation is nutrition – a calorie-stuffed diet rich in dairy products, grains, and meat.

Dinka primary nutrition is milk and organic food.

Manute Bol was a South Sudanese-born American basketball player and political activist. Listed at 7 ft 7 in tall, Bol was one of the two tallest players in the history of the National Basketball Association.

Bol Manute Bol is a South Sudanese-American professional basketball player for the Denver Nuggets of the National Basketball Association on a two-way contract. He played college basketball for the Oregon Ducks. A son of tallest basketball (NBA) player Manute Bol. Bol is 2.18m (7’2 ft)

This teen girl is from Yirol South Sudan, she is 16 years old 6’4 ft tall.

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