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us: Bambara (African people)


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  • Variants

    • us: Bamana (African people)
    • us: Bamanakan (African people)
    • us: Banmana (African people)
    • us: Banmanan (African people)
    • us: Banmani (African people)
  • Broader Terms

    • us: Ethnology--Africa, West
    • us: Mandingo (African people)
  • Earlier Established Forms

      Bambara tribe
  • Sources

    • found: Work cat.: Sidibe, S.P.M. La recontre de Jésus-Christ en milieu bambara, 1978.
    • found: Britannica Micro.
    • found: Handbk. ethnog.
    • found: Murdock world cult.
    • found: Britannica online, Dec. 13, 2011 (Bambara, ethnolinguistic group of the upper Niger region of Mali whose language, Bambara (Bamana), belongs to the Mande branch of the Niger-Congo language family)
    • found: Encyclopedia of Africa, 2010 (Bambara. African ethnolinguistic group; sometimes spelled Bamana; speak languages of the Mande group; live primarily in Mali along the Niger River but can also be found in Burkina Faso and Senegal, among other countries; descendants of the people of the ancient Mali empire; some migrate seasonally to work on the cocoa and coffee plantations of Ghana and Côte d'Ivoire)
    • found: New encyclopedia of Africa, c2008: v. 5, p. 371 (Bambara. Alternate names: Bamana, Banmanan, Bamanakan. Location: Cote d'Ivoire, Gambia, Mali, Senegal. Linguistic affiliation: Manding)
    • found: Wikipedia, Dec. 13, 2011 (The Bambara (Bambara: Bamana or Banmana) are a Mandé people living in west Africa, primarily in Mali but also in Guinea, Burkina Faso and Senegal; the Bamana originated as a section of the Mandinka people, the founders of the Mali Empire in the 13th century)
    • found: Encyc. of world cultures, 1991-2002: v. 9, p. 414 (Bambara (Bamana). A primarily Muslim people; found primarily in Mali, with the rest distributed among Ivory Coast, Gambia, Guinea, Mauritania, and Senegal)
  • LC Classification

    • DT551.45.B35
  • Change Notes

    • 1986-02-11: new
    • 2012-02-09: revised
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