- a Mande language that is used as a trade language in the upper Niger drainage basin in Africa.
- a member of an agricultural, Mande-speaking people of Mali.
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He was forced to start for Bambara alone, and destitute of resources.Celebrated Travels and Travellers
"Oh, Bambara," said Mr. Deeley feebly; his assurance seemed to crumple.The Sin of Monsieur Pettipon
"I assure you that this Bambara worries me," Spardek went on with great dignity.
You are about to taste the cooking of Koukou, our Bambara chef, for the first time.
The twelve chattering Kroomen who were to go as far as the Bambara country with the expedition were seated two in each canoe.The Boy Aviators in Africa
- plural -ra or -ras a member of a Negroid people of W Africa living chiefly in Mali and by the headwaters of the River Niger in Guinea
- the language of this people, belonging to the Mande branch of the Niger-Congo family