Definition of Senufo in English:

Senufo

Syllabification: Se·nu·fo
Pronunciation: /səˈno͞ofō
 
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noun

  • 1 (plural same) A member of a people inhabiting parts of Côte d’Ivoire (Ivory Coast), Mali, and Burkina Faso.
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    • In the Baoule village, the women live with their husbands' families; among the Senufo, husbands and wives live separately with men living in rectangular houses and their wives occupying round ones.
    • Other significant ethnic groups include the Bete, Senufo, and Malinke.
    • Among the collection essays, they give magisterial overviews of the arts and conceptual universe of the Yoruba and Senufo.
  • 2The Gur language of the Senufo.
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    • Other national languages promoted by the DNAFLA include Fulfuldé, Songhai, Senufo, Dogon, Soninké, and Tamasheq.

adjective

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  • Relating to the Senufo or their language.
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    • He modified these in his well-known catalogue for his 1964 exhibition of Senufo art at the Museum of Primitive Art in New York City.
    • There is a balance of power between Poro and Sandogo, the chief patrons of the arts in Senufo communities.
    • In Senufo society, divine creation is commemorated by large, sculpted figural pairs that depict a timeless and ideally balanced archetype of humanity.

Origin

Akan.

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