Ma·​lin·​ke mə-ˈliŋ-kē How to pronounce Malinke (audio)
plural Malinke or Malinkes
: a member of a people of Mandingo affiliation widespread in the western part of Africa
: the language of the Malinke people

Word History

First Known Use

1883, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of Malinke was in 1883

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“Malinke.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 4 Mar. 2024.

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