Bambara 101

Bambara Language Overview

Bambara speakers worldwide
13 million
Bambara speaking countries
Burkina Faso
Côte d'Ivoire
Mali
Language family
Niger-Congo > Mande > Western > Central-Southwestern > Central > Manding-Jogo > Manding-Vai > Manding-Mokole > Manding > Manding-East > Northeastern Manding > Bamana > Bambara

Learn Bambara Online

This site is designed as a starting point for people who want to learn more about the Bambara language. The links on the left contain English to Bambara translations as well as other useful information about the Bambara language.

After some translations into Bambara, the phonetic pronunciation is given in parentheses. This can be helpful as a guide to correct pronunciation, but it is advisable to learn the different individual sounds that comprise each word or sentence. The pronunciation section at the top can help with this.

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