One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1A member of a West African people inhabiting parts of Côte d'Ivoire (Ivory Coast), Mali, and Burkina.
- ‘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.’
2mass noun The language of the Senufo, which belongs to the Gur group and has many different dialects.
- ‘Other national languages promoted by the DNAFLA include Fulfuldé, Songhai, Senufo, Dogon, Soninké, and Tamasheq.’
Relating to the Senufo or their language.
- ‘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.’
- ‘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.’
- ‘The Baoule live in rectangular structures, while the Senufo compounds are set up in a circle around a courtyard.’
- ‘The climate controlled and expanded permanent galleries will feature three installations with different emphases: textiles of Mali; Mali of the first millennium; and masterpieces of Dogon, Bamana, and Senufo ritual art.’
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