Mandinka (Mandingo), a translation for a Mandingo poem from West Africa, Guinea Bissau, Guinea, Gambia, Senegal. This pretty alphabet n'ko, concocted by Souleymane Kante for the Mandingo languages, has 20 consonants and 7 vowels. The mandinka, which is a Nigerian Congolese language, has 1.5 million speakers, and is an official language in Senegal.
The country is one of the most developed in black Africa. After the groundnut it is: phosphate mining, millet growing and tourism, which thrive! Millennia ago, the Mandes formed the nucleus of West African civilizations, with agriculture and iron, and then spread to many countries. They are classically divided into two large families: the Southern Mandes and the Mandingoes. The former are the oldest and occupy the fringes of the forest; The latter occupy savannah zones and are from the great empires of the Niger valley after the 10th century. The Malinke-Bambara-dioula-mandigo ensemble, conventionally called Mandingo, is thus linked to the medieval empire of Mali.