Malinke

noun
Ma·lin·ke | \mə-ˈliŋ-kē \
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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