from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A member of a people of the upper Niger River valley.
- n. The Mandingo language of the Bambara, used as a lingua franca in Mali.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- proper n. A language spoken in Mali by as many as six million people. Fewer numbers of people speak or understand the language, or dialects of it, in Burkina Faso, Côte d'Ivoire, and Gambia.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A mood of syllogism, differing from barbara only in having the names of the major and minor premises transposed. The name was invented by Jodoc Trutfeder. See bamalipton.
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