Peace Corps - Mandinka Grammar Manual
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The Peace Corps Mandinka grammar manual goes over some of the basic grammar structures used by Peace Corps volunteers who need to operate in areas where the Mandinka language is used.
PROGRAMS THAT USED THIS LANGUAGE
The Gambia: 1967-present
Sierra Leone:1962-1994, 2010-present
Chad:1966-1979, 1987-1990, 1990-1998, 2003-2006; Currently Inactive
The Gambia: Education, Health, Environment
Mali: Education, Environment, Agriculture, Health, Business
Sierra Leone:Education, Environment, Agriculture, Health
Chad: Currently Inactive
The Mandinka language (Mandi'nka kango), or Manding, is a Mandé language spoken by the Mandinka people of Mali, Senegal, the Gambia, Guinea, Ivory Coast, Burkina Faso, Sierra Leone, Liberia, and Guinea-Bissau and Chad; 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. In a majority of areas, it is tonal language with two tones: low and high, although the particular variety spoken in the Gambia and Senegal is non-tonal and uses a pitch accent.
Latin and Arabic script-based alphabets are widely used for Mandinka; the former is official, but the latter is more widely used and older. In addition, the pan-Mandé writing system, the N'Ko alphabet, invented in 1949, is often used in north east Guinea, and bordering communities in Ivory Coast and Mali.
Mandinka is spoken in: Gambia, Guinea Bissau, Senegal
Mandinka is also called: Mandé, Mande, Manding, Mandinga, Mandingo, Mandingue, Mandinque, Socé