N’Ko Institute of America is a non-profit organization based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States of America.
Our first objectives are to give the English speaking Mandens the opportunity to learn, read and write in their own language, and consequently give them a greater understanding of their culture. The second is to give all English speakers, N’Ko students and teachers around the world, the opportunity to explore and learn N’Ko, in order to gain greater understanding Manden speakers, their culture, History. College and universitie campuses around the world offer Manden studies (Malinke, Bambara, Jula, Vai, etc.). The study of the N’Ko writing system, however, is just beginning. This site is a different approach to the N’Ko study that would provide an important tools for educators in Africa, as well as other parts of the world.