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1A member of a West African people inhabiting parts of Côte d'Ivoire (Ivory Coast), Mali, and Burkina.
- ‘Among the collection essays, they give magisterial overviews of the arts and conceptual universe of the Yoruba and Senufo.’
- ‘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.’
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.
- ‘In Senufo society, divine creation is commemorated by large, sculpted figural pairs that depict a timeless and ideally balanced archetype of humanity.’
- ‘There is a balance of power between Poro and Sandogo, the chief patrons of the arts in Senufo communities.’
- ‘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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