An ka taa Bambara/Dioula Dictionary
A free online Bambara/Dioula-English-French dictionary.
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e for e/ɛ,
o for o/ɔ,
ny for ɲ, and
ng for ŋ
For serious students of the Manding language and its varieties spoken in Mali, Burkina Faso, Côte d’Ivoire and Guinea: Bambara, Dioula and Maninka (AKA Bamanankan, Julakan and Maninkan).
A virtual pocket dictionary
Small in size, but rich in information for students and learners of Manding since it fully marks tone and includes information about morphology, variation between Dioula and Bambara, examples, etymology, usage, etc.
A powerful search engine
Designed specifically to handle the long vowels, tones and special characters that frequently trip up students of Bambara and Dioula.
Bambara AND Dioula
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English AND French
How do you say ___ in Bambara or Dioula? Comment dit-on ___ en bambara ou dioula?
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An ka taa is an initiative to offer modern educational media, resources and lessons for current and emergent speakers of Manding—commonly referred to as Bambara, Dioula, Malinké or Mandingo—so there are no barriers to learning or using one of Africa’s most important languages. Learn more on the An ka taa website.