DINKA (Sudan)





IndexAfricaSudan → Dinka

(Nuba, Shilluk, Bari, Dinka, Baja, Kuku, Dogons, Yoruba, Mandari; ®Zande)

Play at marriage does not involve “any physical relationship” (Deng, 1972:p64)[1]. Children’s socialisation is segregated after weaning, although “[t]here are many things they do together, with or without significance attached to sex”. No claims are made on sexual behaviour socialisation. Courtship seems to begin in “youth” (p86-92). The Dinka strongly object to premarital pregnancy.














Janssen, D. F., Growing Up Sexually. VolumeI. World Reference Atlas. 0.2 ed. 2004. Berlin: Magnus Hirschfeld Archive for Sexology

Last revised: Sept 2004


[1] Deng, F. M. (1972) The Dinka of the Sudan. New York: Holt, Rinehart & Winston