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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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Founded in the middle of the 13th century by Sundiata Keita, leader of the Malinke people, it reached its apogee in the 14th century.
That gave me the opportunity to learn different Guinean languages and musical styles--from the Fulani [people] in the North, where I'm from, to the Malinke and the Soussou in the South.
The services are carried out in the form of a three - and - a - half - Is to: - welcome and guide clients - assist with access to postal and banking services - explain and assist clients in order to facilitate postal operations at the counter, writing of printed matter, assist in the use of automatons - Interpreters between the clientele and the staff of La Poste The languages requested for this lot are: Peulh, Malinke, Diaranke, Bambara, Soninke, Mandingo, Wolof, Dioula, Mandarin, Of Paris (75).
Le dioula, le bambara (les Bamana) et le malinke sont trois langues tres proches et appartiennent au sous-groupe des langues mande.
As Aristide Zolberg reported: 'The Senoufo, Djimini, and Tagouana of the northeast complained that the Malinke of the northwest were continuing the process of conquest begun by Samory and were trying to subject the entire North to their commercial and cultural imperialism' (Zolberg 1964: 203).
Ivoirian band Djarabikan, whose name is taken from a Malinke word that means "the voice of love" and whose original Afro- Jazz sounds have earned them awards and trophies worldwide, will perform on both the opening and closing ceremonies.
Proviene de Walengo, una localidad de Costa de Marfil ocupada por la etnia de los malinke, akanmalinke o mandinga?
But in an attempt to defuse tensions between his mostly ethnic Peuhl supporters and those drawn from Conde's Malinke community, Diallo said on Saturday he would participate in the presidential election.
Diabate (2012), herself a Malinke woman (from Mali), emphasizes public nudity as a last-ditch source of potent symbolic power for the women of West Africa (see also Diabate 2011).
24) Estos y otros nombres los hemos traducido del kimbundu de Angola, el kikongo del rio Congo y el malinke o mandinga en un documento inedito: "Toponimias.
Languages: French, Bambara, Fufulde, Dogon, Maraka, Malinke, other indigenous languages
Las etnias mayoritarias son la bambara, la malinke y la soninke, mientras que la tuareg es una de las etnias minoritarias.