Peace Corps - Bambara Language Lessons

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Audios

Bambara- Lesson 1

Bambara- Lesson 10

Bambara- Lesson 11

Bambara- Lesson 12

Bambara- Lesson 13

Bambara- Lesson 2

Bambara- Lesson 3

Bambara- Lesson 4

Bambara- Lesson 5

Bambara- Lesson 6

Bambara- Lesson 7

Bambara- Lesson 8

Bambara- Lesson 9


US Peace Corps Bambara  - Image COURSE OVERVIEW
This Peace Corps Bambara course contains 13 lessons and 13 audio tracks geared towards teaching the student the basic survival level in the Bambara Language. Topics include:

Lesson 1: The Alphabet
Lesson 2: Vocabulary 1
Lesson 3: Greetings
Lesson 4: Numbers
Lesson 5: Introducing Self/Someone
Lesson 6: Leave Lesson 1: Taking Expressions
Lesson 7: Dialogue
Lesson 8: Vocabulary 2
Lesson 9: Vocabulary 3
Lesson 10: Numbers
Lesson 11: Some Useful Expressions and Phrases
Lesson 12: Family
Lesson 13: Days of the Week and Some Expressions of Time

PROGRAMS THAT USED THIS LANGUAGE
Mali: 1971-present

PROGRAM SECTORS
Mali: Education, Environment, Agriculture, Health, Business

Bambara, also known as Bamana, and Bamanankan by speakers of the language, is a language spoken in Mali, and to a lesser extent Burkina Faso and Senegal, by as many as six million people (including second language users). The Bambara language is the language of people of the Bambara ethnic group, numbering about 4,000,000 people, but serves also as a lingua franca in Mali (it is estimated that about 80 percent of the population speak it as a first or second language). It is a Subjectobjectverb language and has two tones.Bambara is a language/dialect of the Manding language cluster, a cluster of languages whose ethnic-speakers generally trace their cultural history to the ancient city of Manding, where modern-day Kita, Mali now exists. Bambara is classified as part of the larger, very broad Mand? group. Dialects of Manding are generally considered (among native speakers) to be mutually intelligible dependent on exposure or familiarity with dialects between speakers.?

Bambara is spoken in: Burkina Faso, Cote d'Ivoire, Senegal, Gambia, Guinea, Sierra Leone, Ghana

Bambara is also called: Bamana

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