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n. pl. Bam·ba·ra or Bam·ba·ras
1. A member of a people of the upper Niger River valley.
2. The Mande language of the Bambara, used as a lingua franca in Mali.
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npl -ra or -ras
1. (Peoples) a member of a Negroid people of W Africa living chiefly in Mali and by the headwaters of the River Niger in Guinea
2. (Languages) the language of this people, belonging to the Mande branch of the Niger-Congo family
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(bɑmˈbɑr ɑ, -ˈbɑr ə)

n., pl. -ras, (esp. collectively) -ra.
1. a member of an African people living mainly in S Mali, to the E and S of Bamako.
2. a group of dialects of the Mande language shared by the Bambara and Malinke.
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BambaraBambara lingvo
bambara keel
bahasa Bambara
lingua Bambara
bambaru valoda
tiếng Bambara
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