Man·​din·​go man-ˈdiŋ-(ˌ)gō How to pronounce Mandingo (audio)
plural Mandingo or Mandingoes or Mandingos
: a member of a people of western Africa in or near the upper Niger valley
: the language of the Mandingo

Word History

First Known Use

1623, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of Mandingo was in 1623

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“Mandingo.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 5 Dec. 2023.

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