Definitions

from The American HeritageĀ® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A language of the Mande branch of the Niger-Congo language family spoken in southern Sierra Leone and eastern Liberia.
  • n. A member of a Mende-speaking people.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A large West African ethnic group, speakers of the Mende language, living primarily in Sierra Leone and Liberia.
  • n. The language of the Mende people.
  • adj. Of, from, or pertaining to the Mende people.
  • adj. Of or pertaining to the Mende language.

Etymologies

Mende mĪµnde, tribal name.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

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