Mandinka Language Consultant
- Title Mandinka Language Consultant
Ousmane Cisse graduated from Université Gaston Berger de Saint-Louis with a Master’s degree in Linguistics (Phonology/Sociolinguistics) and was granted a Fulbright scholarship by the US State Government to pursue his studies in the United States. He received another Master’s degree in Linguistics (Syntax/Phonology) from Eastern Michigan University. He is currently pursuing his Doctoral studies at Boston University in the Linguistics Department. He is also teaching Mandinka as a Teaching Fellow at the African Studies Center while working with the Mandinka Ajami project.
Born in Ziguinchor, a dense multi-lingual area of Senegal, Ousmane gained mastery in the most influential languages of the region, including Wolof and Mandinka, which eventually triggered his interest to learn more about languages.