Definition of Manding in English:


(also Mandingo)

noun & adjective

  • another term for Mande
    • ‘With dogged perseverance and considerable luck, the author, Alexander Haley, traced his ancestry back through seven generations to a Mandingo village in Africa.’
    • ‘There were smaller numbers of Ashanti, Fanti, Mandings and Gangas.’
    • ‘Today, the story of Sundiata is found not only among his native Mandinka people, but throughout the entire Mandingo language group which is spoken in Guinea, Burkina Faso, Mali, Senegal, and Gambia.’
    • ‘Bility and the others arrested are members of the Mandingo ethnic community.’
    • ‘Without clear rules on land tenure and transfer, the Mandingos remain unable to return to their former homes and restart their lives.’
    • ‘His father, the son of a Mandingo leader, took enormous pride in his family's heritage.’
    • ‘This has led to conflicts between the Mandingos and other Liberians regarding land use, ownership, and access.’
    • ‘The Manding alphabet appears to have been invented in the late 1940's or early 1950's.’
    • ‘Despite the ban, the practice has become increasingly prevalent, especially among the Fulani, Mandingo and Fula tribes of southern Casamance province.’
    • ‘The initial contact point for me was kora music, one of the primary instruments of Manding culture.’
    • ‘One room showcases African tribal masks, while another spotlights a spectacular 18-foot-tall Mandingo sculpture of a human figure from a single piece of mahogany.’
    • ‘Through his music, he seems himself continuing that role while preserving and modernizing the traditions of his Mandingo culture.’