Malinke

the Malinke (also Mandingue, Malinké or Madinka mentioned) are an African people, who widens regions settled from Senegal over Mali and Guinea to Côte d'Ivoire and Burkina Faso. The Malinke became in Europe above all also by the bloom of its large kingdom, v.a. 13. - 15. Jh. admits, whose was legendary wealth and splendor and was further-obtained by Arab travelers. 1324 traveled the king at that time of Mali, Kankan Mussa, from Mali to Mekka and held stopover in Cairo. It gave away with the fact as much gold that after sources at that time the course of the gold sank in the long run from 12 years on half. The kingdom of Mali with a surface of approx. 1 million km ², know numerous Ministries on with extensive development plans. Kankan Moussa let Secretaries of Agriculture of experiments for improved tearing places on experimental fields undertake its. It got North African architects in the country, in order to improve local architecture, from which as Mischkultur so-called “Sudanese architecture” developed (e.g. evidently on the basis the mosque of Djenné in Mali, the largest loam construction work of the world). The language, in different variants Malinke, Maninka, Manenka etc. mentioned, one of the main variants of the Mandenkan (beside the Bambara) is belonged and thereby to the group of the Mandesprachen.

history

you are after verbal excessive quantity descendants around 2760 of the v. Chr. Wankara immigrated there. They were the main people of the former African-Islamic realm Mali at the upper Niger, between that 12. and 17. Century existed. It became in 13. Century islamized by the Arabs in the north and had in 15. Jh. its bloom time reaches.

 

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