from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A member of any of various peoples inhabiting a large area of the upper Niger River valley of western Africa.
- n. A group of closely related Mande languages including Bambara, Malinke, and Maninka, widely spoken in western Africa. Also called Mandekan.
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- proper n. a macrolanguage spoken primarily in West Africa, with the seven individual languages: Mandinka, Eastern Maninkakan, Forest Maninka, Kita Maninkakan, Konyanka Maninka, Sankaran Maninka, Western Maninkakan.
- n. A member of the Mandinka people.
Mandingo mandeŋga, from mandi, Mande; see Mande.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)