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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.
This innovative tripartite model has been launched aiming to strengthen the national system of MandE in KP and FATA which will help in measuring impact of key PCNA interventions with credible data and correctly specified indicators.
The arrival in the City of this great Mande voice stirred excitement among the African music community--everybody wanted to work with him, have him grace a track on their project, front their band, or just play with him--to be by his side when he opened his mouth and stimulated his vocal cords to produce the amazing sounds that, in this case, we deceptively refer to as singing; his vocal prowess and his personality bursting with spontaneous creativity, inevitably perking up any musical situation, generating excitement and delight.
The illustrations in this graphic novel attempt to capture the 13th-century sensibilities of the Mande people.
Y no son pocos los inversionistas que buscan a esta mujer de intensos ojos cafes, para que les mande a su emisario, Juan Valdez.
Mande revealed that USDA's Food Safety and Inspection Service will soon begin taking samples from "bench trim"--beef that is left over after steaks and other cuts are produced--and testing them for E.
*During the AGM, ETI president Mande Sidibe said that despite many months of protracted negotiations, the proposed deal with First Bank of Nigeria would not go ahead.
Sera mejor que no me escribas antes de que yo te mande otra carta porque no se cuanto tiempo estare aqui.
This thousand-year view is essential to the author's argument about the changing nature of Mande identity and what she terms the "Mande style." To make her case, Perinbam relies on recorded oral narratives, her own collection of oral histories, colonial ethnographies, archives, and rarely used theses written by Malian students.
Ba also published several distinguished works in the Fulani language, a dictionary of Mande words in Fulani, and several dictionaries of expressions in Fulani.
For analytical purposes, the numerous ethnic groups in Cote d'Ivoire can be classified into five linguistic families: Akan (42.5 percent), Kru (17.5 percent), Northern Mande (15 percent), Southern Mande (12 percent), and Voltaic (13 percent).