Malinke

noun
Ma·​lin·​ke | \ mə-ˈliŋ-kē How to pronounce Malinke (audio) \
plural Malinke or Malinkes

Definition of Malinke

1 : a member of a people of Mandingo affiliation widespread in the western part of Africa
2 : the language of the Malinke people

First Known Use of Malinke

1883, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Malinke.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Malinke. Accessed 18 January 2020.

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