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How To Say ‘How Are You?’ In Mandinka & Common Responses

In this post, you will learn how to say ‘how are you?’ in Mandinka. You’ll also learn common responses so you can respond if you’re asked this question. This can be really useful if you’re speaking with someone from the Gambia or if you’re travelling there. 

Mandinka is a Mande language spoken by the Mandinka people. This group is predominantly based in Guinea, northern Guinea-Bissau, Senegal and The Gambia. Mandinka is one of the main languages used in the Gambia. 

There are approximately 1.3 million native speakers of Mandinka. 

It is a tonal language consisting of 2 tones. 

How To Say ‘How Are You?’ In Mandinka

There are a few different ways to ask ‘how are you?’. Here are the most common:

How are you?Kori tanante?
How are you doing?Ibe nyaadi?
How is the family?Sumo ley?

How To Respond To ‘How Are You?’ In Mandinka

There are many different ways that you can reply to this question. Below are the most common responses to this question. I’ve also included how to say ‘thank you’ as it’s polite to thank someone if they ask how you are.

Thank youAbaraka
I’m fineTanante
They’re fineIbi-je

Check out this video to hear the pronunciation of some of these phrases:

Example Conversation:

Person 1: Kori tanante? (How are you?)

Person 2: Tanante, abaraka. Kori tanante? (I’m fine, thank you. How are you?)

Person 1: Tanante (I’m fine)

Thanks for reading this post. 

You should now know how to say ‘how are you?’ in Mandinka and you should also be able to respond if you’re asked! 

You can’t go wrong with these simple phrases.

If you found this post useful, you may also want to learn how to say I love you in Mandinka.