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Mandé peoples
Often misused to refer to the Mandinka people, who constitute a branch of the Mandé: Mandinka people
Mandé or Manden is a large group of ethnic groups in West Africa who speak any of the many related Mande languages spread throughout the region. Various Mandé groups are found in BeninBurkina FasoCôte d'IvoireChadThe GambiaGhanaGuineaGuinea-BissauLiberiaMaliMauritaniaNigerNigeriaSenegal and Sierra Leone. The Mandé languages belong to a divergent branch of the Niger–Congo family, and are divided into two primary groups: East Mandé and West Mandé. The Mandinka people, a branch of the Mandé, are credited with the founding of the largest ancient West African empires. Other large Mandé groups include the SoninkeBambara and Dyula. Smaller known groups include the LigbiVai and Bissa.

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Mande

Noun
1. a group of African languages in the Niger-Congo group spoken from Senegal east as far as the Ivory Coast
(hypernym) Niger-Congo


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mandar
v. mandate, order, command; direct, instruct; draft; dictate; delegate; send, post; ordain

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mandê
n. witchcraft, witchery, sorcery, magic; charm
 
mandar
v. impose, order; boss, enjoin, direct; commit, consign; require; send

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mandar1
(v.) = be in charge ; instruct ; mandate ; enjoin ; call + the shots ; be the boss ; call + the tune ; rule + the roost ; wear + the trousers (in + Posesivo + house) ; be in command ; run + the show ; order.
Ex: He stared coldly at her for a moment, then spat out: 'Bah! You're in charge'.
Ex: Some of the above limitations of title indexes can be overcome by exercising a measure of control over the index terminology, and by inputting and instructing the computer to print a number of pre-determined links or references between keywords.
Ex: Adequate security for expensive equipment must also be provided for in this decision, and a secluded back room, a remote phone cut-off switch, or a removable keyboard may be mandated.
Ex: Heightened interest in the nation's founding and in the intentions of the founders enjoins law librarians to provide reference service for research in the history of the constitutional period.
Ex: The article is entitled 'Who's calling the shots in the semiconductor industry'.
Ex: One of the hardest things about being the boss is that no one tells you what you're doing wrong.
Ex: As long as we allow other people to pay the piper, they will continue calling the tune in Africa.
Ex: Just as the 19th century belonged to England and the 20th century to America, so the 21st century will be China's turn to set the agenda and rule the roost.
Ex: It appears that she wears the trousers in their house and he does as he is told!.
Ex: Being in command means making tough decisions.
Ex: This might happen organically as a younger cohort replaces the boomers currently running the show.
Ex: The fighter pilot said he was ordered to fire a full salvo of rockets at the UFO moving erratically over the North Sea.
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* como Dios manda = properly.
* el que paga manda = he who pays the piper calls the tune.
* los que mandan = the powers-that-be.
* mandar a buscar = send for.
* mandar + Alguien + a = shuffle + Nombre + to.
* mandar a tomar por culo = give + Nombre + the middle finger ; raise + Posesivo + middle finger.
* mandar a tomar por culo a = put + a finger up to ; stick + a finger up to.
* mandar callar = shush ; hush.
* mandar comparecer = subpoena.
* no dejar de mandar + Nombre = keep + Nombre + coming.
* quien paga manda = he who pays the piper calls the tune.

 
mandar2
(v.) = direct ; forward ; ship ; ship off ; send away ; send.
Nota: Verbo irregular: pasado y participio sent.
Ex: This statement directs the user to adopt a number more specific terms in preference to the general term.
Ex: It also stores any messages which it cannot forward because the receiving terminal is busy or which can be sent at off-peak times.
Ex: According to librarians, vendors aren't shipping books fast enough.
Ex: Sex was taboo, premarital sex was not accepted and if a girl found herself 'in the family way' many times she was shipped off to live with relatives.
Ex: The particular harshness of Jane's childhood lay in the early age at which she was sent away to school.
Ex: Usually a central cataloguing agency is based upon a national library or copyright office, where publishers are required by law to send at least one copy of every book published in that country.
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* mandar a combate = send + Nombre + into battle.
* mandar a freír espárragos = send + Nombre + packing.
* mandar a la mierda = bugger ; fuck off ; eff off.
* mandar a la porra = send + Nombre + packing.
* mandar al carajo = send + Nombre + packing ; bugger.
* mandar al exilio = send + Nombre + into exile.
* mandar a paseo = send + Nombre + packing.
* mandar a tomar por culo = bugger ; fuck off ; eff off.
* mandar aviso = send + word.
* mandar mensaje = send + word.
* mandar por correo electrónico = e-mail [email].
* mandar recado = send + word.
* mandar un correo electrónico = e-mail [email].



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