Mandinka

Mandinka

About Mandinka

The Mandinka, Malinke (also known as Mandinko, Mandingo or Mandinga -- as this people group is referenced in nearly all Capoeira Lore reaching back to West Africa as the 'Musical Hunters.' ) are one of the largest ethnic groups in West Africa with an estimated population of eleven million (the other 3 major ethnic groups in the region being the non-related Fula, Hausa and Songhai). They belong to the larger Mande group of peoples.