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[muh-ling-key, -kee] /məˈlɪŋ keɪ, -ki/

noun, plural Malinkes (especially collectively) Malinke for 1.
a member of an agricultural people living in Senegal, Gambia, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Mali, and Ivory Coast.
the Mande language of the Malinke people.
(pl) -ke, -kes. a member of a Negroid people of W Africa, living chiefly in Guinea and Mali, noted for their use of cowry shells as currency
the language of this people, belonging to the Mande branch of the Niger-Congo family


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