Peace Corps - Mandinka Language Lessons

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Mandinka Lesson 1 - General Greetings

Mandinka Lesson 10 - Tenses & Verbs

Mandinka Lesson 11 - Transportation

Mandinka Lesson 12 - Numbers

Mandinka Lesson 13 - Adjectives

Mandinka Lesson 14 - Weather

Mandinka Lesson 15 - Weather Words

Mandinka Lesson 16 - Tailoring

Mandinka Lesson 17 - Tailoring Vocabulary

Mandinka Lesson 18- General Complements

Mandinka Lesson 19 - Family & Friend Vocab

Mandinka Lesson 2 - Morning Greetings

Mandinka Lesson 20 - Noticing if someone is sick

Mandinka Lesson 21 - Common Phraces

Mandinka Lesson 22 - Question Words & Responding Techniques

Mandinka Lesson 23 - Expressing Sympathy & Offering Prayers

Mandinka Lesson 24 - Expressing Needs

Mandinka Lesson 25 - Location

Mandinka Lesson 3 - Afternoon Greetings

Mandinka Lesson 4 - Evening & Night Greetings

Mandinka Lesson 5 - Leave taking

Mandinka Lesson 6 - Personal Information

Mandinka Lesson 7 - Introducing Someone

Mandinka Lesson 8 - Shopping

Mandinka Lesson 9 - Common Conversation


US Peace Corps Mandinka  - Image COURSE OVERVIEW
This Mandinka course is designed to teach you the basic survival level of Mandinka you would need. There are 29 lessons that cover the following subjects:

Lesson 1: Orthography
Lesson 2: Greetings
Lesson 3: Leave Taking
Lesson 4: Numbers and Currency
Lesson 5: Taxi and Directions
Lesson 6: Body Parts
Lesson 7: Relative Terms
Lesson 8: Housing
Lesson 9: tailoring
Lesson 10: Laundry
Lesson 11: Time
Lesson 12: Marketing
Lesson 13: Food Bowl
Lesson 14: Intransitive Verb - tenses
Lesson 15: Possessives
Lesson 16: Adjectives
Lesson 17: Adverbs
Lesson 18: Transitive Verb - tenses
Lesson 19: Demonstratives
Lesson 20: Subject Pronouns
Lesson 21: Object Pronouns
Lesson 22: Postpositions
Lesson 23: Stative Verbs
Lesson 24: Responding techniques
Lesson 25: Causative Verbs
Lesson 26: Reflexive Verbs
Lesson 27: Noun stems
Lesson 28: Word-fusions
Lesson 29: Suffixes

PROGRAMS THAT USED THIS LANGUAGE
The Gambia: 1967-present
Mali: 1971-present
Sierra Leone:1962-1994, 2010-present
Chad:1966-1979, 1987-1990, 1990-1998, 2003-2006; Currently Inactive

PROGRAM SECTORS
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

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