Understanding The Mandingo Language & Providing Professional Mandingo Interpreters, Translators and Transcriptionists
American Language Services ® (ALS) understands the importance of working in the Mandingo language. For over a Quarter of a Century, American Language Services ® has worked with the Mandingo language as well as hundreds of others from around the world. We offer comprehensive language services 24 hours, 7 days a week worldwide by providing Mandingo interpreting, translation and transcriptions services along with hundreds of other languages and dialects. Our linguists are native speakers and writers who are screened, credentialed, certified, field tested and experienced in a number of specific industry settings. The Mandingo language is unique and has very specific origins and characteristics.
The Mandinka language, sometimes referred to as Mandingo, is a Mandé language spoken by millions of Mandinka people in Mali, Senegal, The Gambia, Guinea and Ivory Coast. t belongs to the Manding branch of Mandé, and is thus fairly similar to Bambara and Maninka or Malinké. In a majority of areas, it is tonal language with two tones: low and high, although the particular variety spoken in Gambia and Senegal is non-tonal and uses a pitch accent.
Mandingo and Mali
Mali, officially the Republic of Mali is a landlocked nation in Western Africa. Mali is the seventh largest country in Africa, bordering Algeria on the north, Niger on the east, Burkina Faso and the Côte d'Ivoire on the south, Guinea on the south-west, and Senegal and Mauritania on the west. Consisting of eight regions, Mali's borders on the north reach deep into the middle of the Sahara, while the country's southern region, where the majority of inhabitants live, features the Niger and Senegal rivers. The country's economic structure centers on agriculture and fishing. Some of Mali's natural resources include gold, uranium, and salt. Mali is considered to be one of the poorest nations in the world.
Orthography of Mandingo
Latin alphabet and Arabic alphabet-based orthographies are widely used for Mandinka; the former is official, but the latter is more widely used and older. In addition, the pan-Mandé writing system, the N'Ko alphabet, invented in 1949, is often used in Northeast Guinea, and bordering communities in Côte d'Ivoire and Mali.
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The Mandingo language is an important language worldwide. It is vital to understand the general nature and specific idiosyncrasies of Mandingo. Since 1985, ALS has provided outstanding Mandingo interpreters, translators and transcriptionsts worldwide.
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