from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A branch of the Niger-Congo language family, spoken in the upper Niger River valley.
- n. A member of a Mande-speaking people.
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- proper n. A branch of Niger-Congo languages, spoken mostly in West Africa.
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- n. a group of African languages in the Niger-Congo group spoken from Senegal east as far as the Ivory Coast
Mandingo mandi, mande, diminutive of ma, mother.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)