Mende

noun
Men·​de | \ˈmen-dē, -dā\
plural Mende or Mendes

Definition of Mende 

1 : a Mande language of southern Sierra Leone and eastern Liberia

2 : a member of a people speaking Mende

First Known Use of Mende

1732, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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