or Ma·lin·ka

[ muh-ling-key, -kee ]

noun,plural Ma·lin·kes, (especially collectively) Ma·lin·ke for 1.
  1. a member of an agricultural people living in Senegal, Gambia, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Mali, and Ivory Coast.

  2. the Mande language of the Malinke people.

Words Nearby Malinke Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

British Dictionary definitions for Malinke



/ (məˈlɪŋkɪ) /

  1. plural -ke or -kes a member of a Negroid people of W Africa, living chiefly in Guinea and Mali, noted for their use of cowry shells as currency

  2. the language of this people, belonging to the Mande branch of the Niger-Congo family

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