pl. -·ka or -·kas
nounpl. Mandinka or Man·din·kas
- A member of a Mande people inhabiting Gambia, Guinea-Bissau, and Senegal.
- The Mande language of this people.
Origin of MandinkaMandinka Mandiŋka : Mandiŋ, the traditional name of the Mande homeland; see Mande + -ka, person of a certain nationality or tribe.