from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun A Mande language spoken in southern Sierra Leone and eastern Liberia.
- noun A member of a Mende-speaking people.
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- noun A large West African
ethnic group, speakers of the Mende language, living primarily in Sierra Leoneand Liberia.
- noun singular The
languageof the Mende people.
- adjective Of, from, or pertaining to the Mende people.
- adjective Of or pertaining to the Mende language.
from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
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.
Communications Minister Lambert Mende said Monday that at least seven attackers were killed.
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.
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.
But, Mende said that his government has kept its side of the agreement.
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.