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on hello in Bamako

Mali Bamako house home

Different Bambara greetings for distinct times of day. Phonetically:

Ee nee sogoma for morning

Ee nee kle for 12-2pm

Ee nu la for 2-dusk

Ee nee shu for nighttime

This is merely the beginning: full greetings are a thorough volley of, by my count, 4-7 calls and responses per person.

I practice…slow and steady wins something, maybe a grand prize of satisfaction.

Today: I stopped for breakfast (croissants, pains aux raisins, juice) at café Le Relax en route to office. I headed to the village of Dialakoroba for market day, involving 40 or so surrounding villages. Came home, ate lunch (Rice! Lamb! Yucca! Orange squashy thing! A really really hot pepper!), promptly fell asleep for several hours. The evening holds promise of more sleep, and tomorrow is ripe with the possibility of a swim.

*Photo of n’ga so, or my home.

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