The Bambara, also known as Bamanakan, are a large Manding-speaking ethnic group found throughout Mali, the northern areas of Ivory Coast and parts of Guinea-Bissau. They are the largest ethnic group in Mali. The Malinke-Bambara people cluster encompasses the Bambara and several related subgroups speaking Bamanankan or a related Manding language.
-- James S. Olson, The Peoples of Africa. London: Greenwood Press (1996), pp. 63-64
Peoples within this cluster:
Bambara; Fulanke; Ganadougou; Malian; Wasulu
Countries where they are found:
Burkina Faso; Canada; Cote d’Ivoire; France; Gambia; Guinea; Mali; Mauritania; Niger; Senegal; United States
Unreached people groups:
Number of countries: