Definition of Bambara in English:
noun (plural same or Bambaras)
1A member of a West African people living chiefly in Mali.
- This synthesis of spiritual worldviews is not unique to Hausa Islam, but is found in most other Afro-Islamic communities, such as those of the Somali, the Swahili, and the Bambara.
- The term ‘Mande’ frequently refers to a group of closely related languages spoken by the Malinke and other west African peoples such as the Bambara, the Soninke, and the Dyula.
- The Mande peoples are comprised primarily of the Malinke, Bambara, and Juula.
2 [mass noun] The language of the Bambara, belonging to the Mande group. It has about 1.5 million speakers.
- As well as different musical languages, French, English and Bambara add more diversity to the lyrical mix.
- There were two French hymns, one Tamashek, one Bambara and one Songhai hymn.
- But this means that we should expect that dozens of other Black English words had been traced to, say, Bambara, Mende, Twi, Yoruba, Efik, Umbundu, and so on.
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Relating to the Bambara or their language.
- I went to Mali, where Touaregs were the laughing stock of the ethnic Bambara tribe.
- The head of one of these figures, in fact, is a further stylization of the graceful curvature traditional to Bambara antelope masks.
- Yeelen, based on an actual myth, tells the story of a young man of the Bambara tribe in 13th century Mali.
Definition of Bambara in:
- US English dictionary