The Dinka people of South Sudan are believed to be the tallest in Africa. Today, this African race in its more or less pure form lives mainly in the southern Sudan and surrounding areas.
In the case of some Sudanese tribes, a sample from the 1950s estimated the average male height to be 6ft’ 4” while women of 1.8 m (6 ft).
The most famous group and more racially preserved of the Sudanese race are the Nilotic tribes (from Upper Nile area).
The most famous are Maasai, Turkana, Samburu and Dinka, whose main occupation is animal husbandry. Dinka people do not eat during daytime.
In the evening, the family gathers around the fire to eat milk, fish, cooked water tubers, vegetables and rarely goat meat…
Here are some of the few tallest people we’re constantly crushing on 😊in no particular order
Dikembe ((Height: 7′ 2″) is a retired basketball player who use to play for the Houston Rockets of the NBA….
Dikembe Mutombo is a well known humanitarian in his native DR Congo.
He started the Dikembe Mutombo Foundation to improve the living conditions in his country… he received the Goodermote humanitarian Award for his relentless efforts to reduce polio globally and improve the health of the neglected and undeserved populations in his country…
Luol Deng of the Minnesota Timberwolves is originally from Wau in South Sudan (Height: 6ft. 9 inches).
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Famous NBA Player Michael Jordan is 6′ 6′
Chinenye Ogwumike (6.3ft) is an WNBA player and the president of the WNBPA
Nneka Ogwumike plays for the Los Angeles Sparks (6.2ft)
Bismack Biyombo is a Congolese professional basketball player, this NBA center is 6.9ft. Biyombo comes from a huge family and has about 7 siblings (very common in Africa) he speaks more than 4 languages: Swahili, English, Spanish, French.
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Today we celebrate what would have been the 100th birthday of tallest man ever Robert Wadlow (USA), born on this day in 1918. At 8 ft 11.1 in (2.72 m) tall, Robert is our most iconic record holder – he has appeared in almost every Guinness World Records book. While Robert's size was unremarkable at first he rapidly started to shoot up, reaching an incredible 1.63 m (5 ft 4 in) by the age of five, and quickly had to wear clothes intended for teenagers. Aged eight, he overtook his 5 ft 11 in. tall father, Harold F Wadlow. Robert suffered from a condition that caused a hyperplasia of his pituitary gland. This resulted in an abnormally high level of the human growth hormone – he was never given any treatment to stop it. With a staggering peak daily food consumption of 8,000 calories, he actually continued to grow taller right up until his death. Sadly, it was the Robert's legs that caused his premature death, aged just 22 years old. He died at 1:30 a.m. on 15 July 1940 in a hotel in Manistee, Michigan, as a result of a septic blister on his right ankle caused by a brace, which had been poorly fitted only a week earlier. His remarkable legacy lives on as we celebrate his life today. _________________________________ Click the link in our bio for the full story and videos. Main image via @gettyimages. Colourised by PMH. __________________________________ #tallest #humanbody #officiallyamazing #guinnessworldrecords #happybirthday #anniversary
Other Tall People in the World include: Cheo Abi Olajuwon Nigerian is 6.4ft tall WNBA Player. Aisha Mohammed, she’s 6.3ft tall, Nigerian Foluke Atinuke Akinradewo, Mari Malek, Shanelle Nyasiase, Nykhor Paul, She’s 6.2ft tall, Gabriel Estevao Monjane, Tallest African from Mozambique 8ft, Nyakim Gatwech, Adut Akech, Jackson Kipkirui Koskei, of Kenya 7ft 3 inches…
Manute Bol: With a height of 7 ft 7 inches, he is one of the tallest NBA players. His family is of the ethnic group Dinka known for being exceptionally tall, so there wasn’t a family member under 6 ft 8 inches. I
nitially playing for Cleveland State University, he joined the 1985 NBA Draft and was drafted by the Washington Bullets. Between 1985 and 1997, he was traded back and forth between Washington Bullets, Golden State Warriors, Philadelphia 76ers and Miami Heat. Following the diagnosis of rheumatism, he had to retire in 1998.
He passed away in 2010 due to acute kidney failure, but left a great legacy as an inspiration for young sportsmen in Sudan