Bambara

noun
Bam·​ba·​ra | \ bam-ˈbär-ə How to pronounce Bambara (audio) \
plural Bambara or Bambaras

Definition of Bambara

1 : a member of an African people of the upper Niger
2 : a Mande language of the Bambara people

First Known Use of Bambara

1764, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for Bambara

Arabic bambāra, probably ultimately from Bambara bamana, a self-designation

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“Bambara.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Bambara. Accessed 23 Sep. 2020.

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