Khassonke

Categories: Ethnicities

The Khassonke are a Mandinka ethnic group in the region of Khasso in the south of Mali where they grow rice and nuts. They are descended from Mandinka and Fula people and speak a Mande language. Their name comes from their Fula ancestors, who wore wool robes when they arrived in the region: “khassa” means “wool” in Mandinka, and “Kassonke” means “wool wearer.”

Synonyms:
Khasonka, Khasonke, Khasonké, Khassonka, Khassonké
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