from The American Heritage® 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.
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- 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.
Literacy: age 15 and over can read and write in English, Mende,
Its other noted mountains were Pentel'icus (sometimes called Mende'li), so celebrated for its quarries of beautiful marble, and Hymet'tus, celebrated for its excellent honey, and the broad belt of flowers at its base, which scented the air with their delicious perfume.
"Mende," they grunted to us and then, without ceremony, began examining us critically.
Information minister Lambert Mende says President Kabila and his family were safe and unharmed during the attack that sparked a clash that killed at least seven people.
Mende says presidential guards stopped the attackers at a roadblock and killed seven of them, while taking others prisoner.
Mende said the accusations are baseless and without merit.
The assault last Sunday on President Joseph Kabila's presidential palace was quickly denounced as an "attempted coup d'etat" by Mr. Kabila's spokesperson Lambert Mende.
But less than a week later, Mende held a press conference to tell observers inside and outside of his country that the assault was not a coup d'etat - because nobody has stepped forward to claim responsibility for the attack.
Communications Minister Lambert Mende said Monday that at least seven attackers were killed.
But, Mende said that his government has kept its side of the agreement.