Don't touch the crocodiles

Hey everyone,

I am looking for a translation of “don’t touch the crocodiles in Mandinka” . In Bambara I am fairly certain you would say “kana maga bama la” . One of our guides yesterday said it in Mandinka but it was quite different and we didn’t fully catch it. Any help is appreciated.


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I ni ce, @philpaoletta !

Thanks for posting – welcome to the Forum!

Your Bambara rendering is 100% right, but I myself can’t confidently say for Senegambian Mandinka.

Perhaps @Kamaradeni can help? I’ve also asked some RPCVs that I know. Let’s see if the jump in here! :slight_smile:

Hello! In Senegambian Mandinka the phrase would be pretty similar: “Kana maa bambo la”

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