Soninke love poem

Duŋaare

An gnaxalaxe dugnaredin,

Ke ni ncugi xore gna.

A sobe sad’a ga sankunu,

Xanuyen ndiga lagare xani.

Translated into Soninke by Hamet
An gnaxalaxe dugnaredin,  Ke ni ncugi xore gna.  A sobe sad’a ga sankunu,  Xanuyen ndiga lagare xani.

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Soninke language

Soninke is a Mande language, it mean a language classified as coming from Mali. There are many alternative names to designate it, which come from the surrounding populations ... to name only 6 or 7, they are: Sooninke, Wankara, Maraka, Sarakole, Marka, Aswanek, Gangara.

Soninke people

The Soninke whose first dwellings were Saharan, would be at the origin of the empire of Ghana. It was at its fall that various clans scattered throughout West Africa, and it's why one find them in Mali, Mauritania, Senegal, Gambia and Guinea-Bissau, for a population of about 2, 5 million people. Marka, Wangara, Sarakhole, Maraka, Toubakai, Wakore are just as many names to designate them, names given by the peoples who live around them.

Mande languages
Kpelle - Maninka - Mandingo - Jula - Bambara
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