Maninka

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Ma·nin·ka

 (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.]
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Ma•lin•ke

(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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