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 (mə-nĭng′kā, -kē)
n. pl. Maninka, Ma·nin·kas
1. A member of a Mande people inhabiting Senegal and Mali.
2. The Mande language of this people.

[Maninka maneŋka.]


(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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For thousands of years the Maninka people (otherwise referred to as the Mande people of Guinea and Mali) had a stringed-instrument tradition with indigenous harps and lutes predominating, but around 50 years ago an influential innovator called Facelli Kante introduced the guitar to Maninka music.
These narratives are particularly meaningful for peoples of Mande origin (that is, members of the Bamanan and Maninka groups, who constitute the largest portion of southern Mali's population, and whose languages are dominant in those areas).
2000) Mande Music: traditional and modern music of the Maninka and Mandinka of Western Africa.
One result is that, since independence, Bamana and Maninka [Mande languages] have become the predominant languages of the national media' (2001: 350).
Languages included Arabic, Bassa, Belle, English, Fanti, French, Fula, Gio, Gola, Konobo, Kpelle, Kru, Maninka, Mende, Putu, Sabo, Tchien, Twarbo, Twi, and Vai ("List of Languages Heard over ELWA During 1955," Beginnings [1956-69] folder, Box 14, Broadcast Division, LC-SIM).
This retelling is based on a number of the tales recorded and edited by David Conrad, editor of Epic Ancestors of the Sunjata Era: Oral Traditions From the Maninka of Guinea.
Conrad (2004) notes that today, "Mande-speaking peoples include the Maninka of northeastern Guinea and southern Mall, the Bamana of Mall, the Mandinka of Senegambia and Guinea Bissau, and the Dyula of northern Cote d'Ivoire" (p.
1 38 Fulfulde Maninka Sousou Kpelle Frances Guinea-Bissau 1.
In the Southern areas two different Mande languages, Maninka and Koranko, are concurring with Yalunka.
Since Delafosse's work(8) this language, known as maninka kan by its speakers, is considered a part of the Mandingo linguistic family which also consists of Malinke, Bambara, and Dioula.