The Mandinka language, sometimes referred to as Mandingo, is a Mandé language spoken by millions of Mandinka people in Mali, Senegal, The Gambia, Guinea, Ivory Coast, Burkina Faso, Sierra Leone, Liberia, and Guinea-Bissau; it is the main language of The Gambia. It belongs to the Manding branch of Mandé, and is thus fairly similar to Bambara and Maninka or Malinké. It is a tonal language with two tones: low and high.
baadaa – beach
daa – price
kambaanoo – boy
londoo – education
mansaaloo – proverb
hidiki – hiccup
saatee – village
taabuloo – table
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You may wanna edit the translation for boy:
It is “Kambaano” (n instead of an r)
Thank you. I’ve also noticed that hiccup should be ‘hidiki’ instead ‘nidiki’. I will fix it.
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