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  1. Mandinka(Noun)

    A member of this people.

  2. Mandinka(ProperNoun)

    A people of West Africa.

  3. Mandinka(ProperNoun)

    The language spoken by these people, of the Mandé group of the Niger-Congo language family.

  4. Origin: From Mandinka, from Mandiŋ + -ka.


  1. Mandinka

    "Mandinka" is a song by Sinéad O'Connor from her 1987 album The Lion and the Cobra. The video for "Mandinka" was shown heavily after debuting January 24, 1988 on 120 Minutes on MTV. The single was a mainstream pop hit in the UK, peaking at #17 in the singles chart, as well as her native Ireland. The single was a big college radio hit in the US. In 1988, O'Connor sang "Mandinka" on Late Night with David Letterman, in what was her first US network television appearance. Sinéad also sang the song live at the 1989 Grammy Awards. In an interview in The Tech, April 12, 1988, O'Connor said: "Mandinkas are an African tribe. They're mentioned in a book called Roots by Alex Haley, which is what the song is about. In order to understand it you must read the book."

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How to say Mandinka in sign language?

  1. mandinka


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Mandinka in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Mandinka in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

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