Boenca, Boyenca, Fouta Jallon, Fout, Malinke, Mandingo, N'Dama Petite, Fouta Malinke, Futa, N'Dama Peti, Gambian Longhorn
Growing compelling evidence for its tolerance to trypanosomosis. The N'Dama plays an important role in tsetse-infested regions of west and central Africa where other breeds of cattle cannot survive.
Its habitat includes the Fouta Djallon plateau in Guinea (original homeland); the whole of coastal West and Central Africa: Senegal, The Gambia, Guinea-Bissau, Guinea, Sierra Leone, Cote d'Ivoire, western Mali, Ghana, Togo, Nigeria, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Gabon, Congo (Brazzaville), and Democratic Republic of Congo (former Zaire).
It is considered to be a pure descendent of the original Hamitic Longhorn of north-east Africa.