[ mahn-dey ]
/ ˈmɑn deɪ /


a branch of the Niger-Congo subfamily of languages, spoken in western Africa and including Mende, Malinke, Bambara, and Kpelle.
a member of any of the peoples who speak these languages.
Also called Mandingo. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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/ (ˈmɑːndeɪ) /

noun plural -de or -des

a group of African languages, a branch of the Niger-Congo family, spoken chiefly in Mali, Guinea, and Sierra Leone


of or relating to this group of languages
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