Soninke

Categories: Ethnicities

A Mande ethnic group found in Senegal, Mali, Guinea and Mauritania, the Soninke were the founders of the ancient Empire of Ghana. Agriculture and trade are both traditional Soninke pursuits. In their early history, they helped exchange coastal salt for inland gold.

Synonyms:
Saracole, Sarakolé, Sarakollé, Sarakule, Sarawule, Saraxole, Seraculeh, Serahuli, Serakhulle, Silabe, Soniake, Soninké, Sonninké
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