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Mande

(män`dā), language group, W Africa, including the Malinke, Dyula, Marka, Mende, Bambara, and Soninke subgroups. The Mande-speakers today number about 3 million and live mainly in Senegal, Mali, Guinea, Sierra Leone, and Liberia. Their societies are patrilineal, and most practice sedentary agriculture and profess Islam. The Mande probably originated in the region of the upper Niger River, and they formed numerous states based on trade. The Soninke founded the ancient empire of GhanaGhana
, ancient empire, W Africa, in the savanna region of what is now E Senegal, SW Mali, and S Mauritania. The empire was founded c.6th cent. by Soninke peoples and lay astride the trans-Saharan caravan routes. Its capital was Kumbi Salih (in present-day SE Mauritania).
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 (7th–13th cent.), and the Malinke established the empire of Mali (13th–16th cent.). Mande traders were important in spreading Islam in W Africa.
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Kedzierska-Manzon has produced an important text that can be used as reference by anyone with an interest in anthropology and African studies more broadly, and it is a welcome addition to the body of studies on West African hunting practices and the Mande.
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For Conrad (2004), the story of Sunjata in its numerous forms illustrates "the Mande people's own view of the glorious past, and it rightfully credits their ancestors with establishing one of the great empires of the medieval world" (p.
After a full body massage, the Mande Lular cream - a light souffle with camomile, arnica, horse chestnut and vitamin E - is applied.
Perinbam argues that Bamako is a good choice for study because it is located in the core of the Mande heartland, from which the Mande people dispersed throughout the interior of West Africa.
They supported polygyny and rejected legalization of women's financial autonomy Defending traditional patriarchal claims over women, Deputy Timite Inza, a Northern Mande from Mankono, said that the law violated the "freedom of consciousness" of every citizen.
His essay on the Mande griot or bard is one of the most clearsighted analyses of African oral literature that I've ever read.
In March 2010, Mande Massa's image was most commonly found on dresses worn by young women.
James Mande Enoka told the media that the security in Juba and the whole of South Sudan remains stable.
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