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Author Vydrin, V. F. (Valentin Feodos╩╣evich), author

Title Manding-English dictionary. Volume 1, A, B, D-DAD, supplemented by some entries from subsequent volumes : Maninka, Bamana / Valentin Vydrine
Published Lac-Beauport, Quebec : Meabooks Inc., 2015
[Oxford, England] : [Distributed by African Books Collective]
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Summary Manding is a common name for several closely related languages in West Africa: Maninka (or Malinke), Bamana (or Bambara), Jula, Mandinka, Xasonka, etc., spoken by up to 40 million people. In this dictionary, forms of Malian Bamana and Guinean Maninka are included. The polysemy of words is represented in all details, the senses are represented hierarchically. Verbal valencies are indicated throughout and clarified by abundant illustrative examples. Numerous idiomatic expressions are given. Most of lexemes are provided with etymological information: sources of borrowing or proto-forms and their reflexes in other Mande languages. The dictionary is oriented toward advanced language learners and professional linguists, but it can be also useful for native speakers of Bamana and Maninka languages
Notes Reprint. Originally published: by S.-Peterburg : Dimitry Bulanin, 1999
Title on added title page in Mandingo and Bambara
Print version record
Subject Bambara language -- Dictionaries -- English.
Mandingo language -- Dictionaries -- English.
Genre/Form Dictionaries.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0993996922 (print)
9780993996924 (print)