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The Tallest People in the World

The Tallest People in the World

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


Former miss earth South Sudan  Aheu Deng  is 6′ 5”


Meet Congolese American Dikembe Mutombo Mpolondo Mukamba Jean-Jacques aka  Dikembe Mutombo 

 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…


The Stunning and gorgeous Australian female professional basketball player Elizabeth Cambage, (Height 6′ 8″)


 American professional basketball Brittney Griner is 6ft 8 

Luol Deng of the Minnesota Timberwolves is originally from Wau in South Sudan (Height: 6ft. 9 inches).  

American professional basketball Glory Johnson  is 6ft 3′

Award winning Nigerian born British artist, Oladapo Fagbenle, popularly known as Daps, (Height: 6′ 9″) is a former NCAA athlete, now a video director Daps is known for directing best music videos for recording artists such as Migos, Davido, Wizkid Plug Walk, Stormzy, Kendrick Lamar, Afeez Agoro of Nigeria 7ft…
Francis Ngannou is a Heavyweight Mixed Martial Arts Champion who hails from Cameroon.
The precarious situation made him find himself on the path of life where he had to hustle and make ends meet as well as being independent at an early age. Hence, he took his debut job at the age of 10 in a sand quarry in his hometown, Batié to support himself.

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Famous NBA Player Michael Jordan is  6′ 6′

Twins: Nigerian-American Chinenye and Nneka Ogwumike. Nneka is 6.2ft tall. Chinenye is 6.3ft tall

Chinenye Ogwumike (6.3ft) is an WNBA player and  the president of the WNBPA

Nneka Ogwumike  plays for the Los Angeles Sparks (6.2ft)

 Stunning Lebanon beauty Nadine Abdel Aziz 

WNBA Atlanta Dream Center Star Imani McGee-Stafford

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.


Famous NBA Player Michael Jordan is  6′ 8


 The Tallest man that ever lived Robert Wadlow (USA), born in 1918. At 8 ft 11.1 

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, Keisha van Kleef-Bolton  6 ft.5 and Wilco van Kleef-Bolton 6.ft 9

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, 

Holly Burt has the longest legs in America 6ft.5′

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

Now if you will excuse us, we’re off to look for some high heels we can’t afford to be left out!


Source: Research/ News/ First hand

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