Definition of Bambara
plural Bambara or Bambaras
1 : a member of an African people of the upper Niger
2 : a Mande language of the Bambara people
Origin of bambara
Arabic bambāra, probably ultimately from Bambara bamana, a self-designation
First Known Use: 1851
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