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Man·din·go  audio  (mn-dngg) KEY 

NOUN:
pl. Mandingo or Man·din·gos also Man·din·goes
  1. A member of any of various peoples inhabiting a large area of the upper Niger River valley of western Africa.
  2. A group of closely related Mande languages including Bambara, Malinke, and Maninka, widely spoken in western Africa. Also called Mandekan.

ETYMOLOGY:
Mandingo mandega, from mandi, Mande ; see Mande


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