Mauritania Bambara

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Mauritania - Bambara


Only a small number of Bambara live in Mauritania; most reside in Mali. They are thought to be descended from the founders of the thirteenth-century kingdom of Mali. Their language, Mandé-kan, is closely related to nearby languages. Many are Muslims, the number of adherents varying widely by group and locale. Most Bambara are farmers.

The Bambara recognize occupational castes and the institution of domestic slavery, as do their West African neighbors. They recognize patrilineal descent, and they practice polygyny. The normal household unit is the extended family.

You can read more regarding this subject on the following websites:

Bambara in Mauritania | Joshua Project
Bambara people - Wikipedia
Pray for the Unreached Bambara of Mauritania Bedouin
Languages of Mauritania - Wikipedia
Mauritania | Ethnologue

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