Peace Corps - Maninka Language Lessons

We made using the Peace Corps - Maninka Language Lessons material easier to use and more effective. You can now read the ebook (in the pane on the left), listen to the audio (pane to the right) and practice your pronunciation (use on the Pronunciation Tool tab on right) all at the same time.

The Peace Corps - Maninka Language Lessons material can be used both as a self-guided course or with the assistance of a qualified Maninka tutor.

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US Peace Corps Maninka  - Image COURSE OVERVIEW
This Malinke book can be used only in Bafing and Gangaran. It can be a reference also for areas like Bambougou, Kolama and Bagnakabougou. It is different from the Malinke spoken in kangaba area. Remenber that Malinke was not a written language, so there is not a standardized spelling. This course covers the following topics:

1. Greetings
2. Introducing Self/Someone
3. Saying Goodbye/Leave Taking
4. Asking Questions
5. Talking About One's Family
6. Shopping/Bargaining
7. Locating/Giving Directions
8. Describing a Person/a Place/an Object
9. Describing one's Mental And Physical State
10. Talking About Daily Activities
11. Talking About Traveling
12. Talking About Meals
13. Inviting Someone, Accepting Or Declining Invitation
14. Asking for Help
15. Talking About the Weather
16. Talking About Leisure Activities
17. Talking About Aptitudes
18. Getting Informed in the Area
19. Convincing

Guinea: 1963-1966, 1969-1971, 1985-present

Guinea: Education, Agriculture, Health

Maninka (Malinke), or more precisely Eastern Maninka, is the name of several closely related languages and dialects of the southeastern Manding subgroup of the Mande branch of the NigerCongo languages. It is the mother tongue of the Malink? people and is spoken by 3,300,000 speakers in Guinea and Mali, where the closely related Bambara is a national language, and also in Liberia, Senegal, Sierra Leone and Ivory Coast, where it has no official status. It was the language of court and government used during the Mali empire.?

Maninka is spoken in: Guinea

Maninka is also called: Konya, Konyakakan, Konyanka

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