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n. pl. Malinke or Ma·lin·kes
1. A member of a Mande people of Senegal and Gambia.
2. The Mande language of this people.


(məˈlɪŋkɪ) or


npl -ke or -kes
1. (Peoples) a member of a Negroid people of W Africa, living chiefly in Guinea and Mali, noted for their use of cowrie shells as currency
2. (Languages) the language of this people, belonging to the Mande branch of the Niger-Congo family


(məˈlɪŋ keɪ, -ki)

n., pl. -kes, (esp. collectively) -ke.
1. a member of an African people of Senegambia, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, the Ivory Coast, and Mali.
2. a group of dialects, varying in mutual intelligibility, of the Mande language shared by the Malinke, Bambara, and other peoples.
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In Africa, Anglophone and Francophone texts have been characterized by a striking translingualism, where English and French are imprinted with lexical and syntactical features of indigenous languages like Ijo and Malinké. As Moradwun Adejunmobi indicates, novelists such as Nigerian Gabriel Okara and Ivorian Ahmadou Kourouma viewed their composing process as a form of translating.
J'ai pensé en malinké et écrit en Français en prenant une liberté que j'estime naturelle avec la langue classique...J'ai donc traduit le malinké en français en cassant le Français pour trouver et restituer le rythme Africain (Koné, 1992, p.
[I thought in Malinké and wrote in French while taking feedoms which I consider to be natural with the traditional language...