|LC control no.||sh 85011400
|Topical heading||Bambara (African people)
|Variant(s)||Bamana (African people)
Bamanakan (African people)
Banmana (African people)
Banmanan (African people)
Banmani (African people)
|See also||Ethnology--Africa, West
Mandingo (African people)
|Found in||Work cat.: Sidibe, S.P.M. La recontre de Jésus-Christ en milieu bambara, 1978.
Murdock world cult.
Britannica online, Dec. 13, 2011 (Bambara, ethnolinguistic group of the upper Niger region of Mali whose language, Bambara (Bamana), belongs to the Mande branch of the Niger-Congo language family)
Encyclopedia of Africa, 2010 (Bambara. African ethnolinguistic group; sometimes spelled Bamana; speak languages of the Mande group; live primarily in Mali along the Niger River but can also be found in Burkina Faso and Senegal, among other countries; descendants of the people of the ancient Mali empire; some migrate seasonally to work on the cocoa and coffee plantations of Ghana and Côte d'Ivoire)
New encyclopedia of Africa, c2008: v. 5, p. 371 (Bambara. Alternate names: Bamana, Banmanan, Bamanakan. Location: Cote d'Ivoire, Gambia, Mali, Senegal. Linguistic affiliation: Manding)
Wikipedia, Dec. 13, 2011 (The Bambara (Bambara: Bamana or Banmana) are a Mandé people living in west Africa, primarily in Mali but also in Guinea, Burkina Faso and Senegal; the Bamana originated as a section of the Mandinka people, the founders of the Mali Empire in the 13th century)
Encyc. of world cultures, 1991-2002: v. 9, p. 414 (Bambara (Bamana). A primarily Muslim people; found primarily in Mali, with the rest distributed among Ivory Coast, Gambia, Guinea, Mauritania, and Senegal)