are used by speakers of Manding
languages (including Bambara, Mandinka, Dyula and Maninka) in western Africa.
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CEESAY Western African, Manding
Gambian surname of Mandinka origin, which originally indicated a descendant of a marabout, i.e. a West African Muslim teacher and religious leader.... [more]
COULIBALY Western African, Manding
Francization of Bambara kulu bari
meaning "without a canoe", referring to someone who crossed a river or another body of water without the use of a canoe.
TRAORÉ Western African, Manding
Francization of Manding Tarawele
, which is of uncertain etymology. It was originally used by 13th-century Malian warrior Tiramakhan and possibly means "going to call it".