Malinké - also called Maninka, Maninga and Maninkakan - has approximately 1.5 million speakers in Guinea, Senegal and Mali where it is mother tongue of the Malinké people. It is part of a group of closely related languages forming the Manding sub-group of the Mande branch of Niger–Congo languages.

CLASSIFICATION = Niger-Congo, Mande languages, Manding sub-group
SCRIPT = Latin (occasionaly Arabic script or, for older texts the N'Ko alphabet, invented in 1949, is sometimes used.
Parlons Malinké MKE CBEG 1
Dictionnaire français - malinké et malinké - français : précédé d'un abrégé de grammaire Malinkée MKE DICO 1