Definitions

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.

Etymologies

Mandingo mandeŋga, from mandi, Mande; see Mande.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

Examples

  • Part two A couple of years after the trio's first opus, "Part one", the piano, percussions and kora once again unite to offer an alchemy you could roughly label Mandingo jazz.

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  • More famously if academic press books by film scholars can qualify as "famous", Britton's teacher and colleague Robin Wood devoted a chapter of Sexual Politics and Narrative Film to Mandingo, which is where I first heard about the movie.

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  • She sounds like a cross between the darkies in this book called Mandingo I read once and Butterfly McQueen in Gone with the Wind.

    The Drawing of the Three

  • Though he had earlier worked with revered filmmakers such as Victorio De Sica, Roberto Rossellini and Ingmar Bergman, some of his schlock included the plantation drama "Mandingo," the horror film "Amityville II," the cult comedy "Army of Darkness" and Madonna's "Body of Evidence."

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  • His other films included Richard Fleischer's "Mandingo" (1975), Milos Forman's "Ragtime" (1981) and John Wayne's final movie, "The Shootist" (1976).

    Prolific director Dino De Laurentiis dies

  • I've been saying it all along: it's just a matter of time till they "Mandingo" him.

    The "R" stands for "Racist"

  • Ann & co. remind me of the scene in "Mandingo" where the mandingo is in the middle of the town square being auctioned off and the german woman comes up and puts her hand down the front of Mandingo's briefs to check out the size of his penis.

    Barack Obama on the Born Alive Infant Protection Act.

  • Another host who has appeared on Imus 'show had referred to us as "Mandingo".

    CNN Transcript Apr 9, 2007

  • "Mandingo" slave whom he bought on the Upper River, called his country "M'intolo."

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  • MFC 26: Antonio 'Mandingo' McKee vs Luciano Azevedo booked for 'Retribution' on Sept. 10

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