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Mandinka, Mandika, Mandinko, or Mandingo may refer to:
- the Mandinka people of West Africa
- Mandingo Wars (1883-1898), series of armed conflicts between France and the Wassoulou Empire of the Mandingo people led by Samory Touré
- Wassoulou Empire, also known as the Mandinka Empire
- Mandinga is how the warrior and hunting traditions of the Mandinka people are and have been passed on in lore within Brazilian culture. Particularly that of Salvador Bahia BS in the art of Capoeira which collectively sees if self as the artistic descendants carrying on in part the warrior memes passed down from Mandinka musical hunters.
In entertainment and media
- Mandingo (novel), a bestselling novel originally published in 1957
- Mandingo (film), a 1975 film based on the novel of the same name
- Mandingo fighting, a fictional form of slave fighting (a reference to the film Mandingo) in Tarantino's Django Unchained
- "Mandinka" (song), by Sinéad O'Connor from her 1987 album The Lion and the Cobra
- Mandingo (person), stagename of Frederick Lamont, a male African American pornographic performer and director
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