The Dinka people of Sudan🇸🇩 For the rural people of South Sudan, cattle are at the center of their culture. They use them as currency, treat them as objects of beauty, and fight tribal battles over them. Every morning hundreds of animals are taken out to graze. White is the Dinkas’ favorite color for cattle, but they recognize a myriad of other colors with subtle distinctions and spend hours discussing them. Each herder has trained the horns of oxen since calfhood, encouraging them to grow into elegant shapes. Courtship begins for Dinka men at 20, and for girls at 17. A man however may not marry until he is 30 years old, as he must raise the sufficient number of cattle to pay the bride price.