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- proper n. A people of West Africa.
- proper n. The language spoken by these people, of the Mandé group of the Niger-Congo language family.
- n. A member of this people.
From Mandinka Mandinka ("someone from Mande"), from Mandiŋ ("Mande") + -ka ("inhabitant suffix"). (Wiktionary)