Gbandi

Categories: Ethnicities

Not to be confused with the Gbandi of the Central African Republic and Congo, or with the Gbanda (Avikam) people of Ivory Coast.

Belonging to the cluster of Mande language speakers, the Gbandi, a Mandinka population, inhabits Liberia, although many fled to Guinea and to Sierra Leone during the Liberian civil war. Incidentally, the Lokos of Sierra Leone are an offshoot of this group.

Synonyms:
Bandi, Bande, Gbande, Gbassi, Gbunde, Ghandi, Mambona
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