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Mande

[mahn-dey]
noun
  1. a branch of the Niger-Congo subfamily of languages, spoken in western Africa and including Mende, Malinke, Bambara, and Kpelle.
  2. a member of any of the peoples who speak these languages.
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Also called Mandingo.
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Mande

noun plural -de or -des
  1. a group of African languages, a branch of the Niger-Congo family, spoken chiefly in Mali, Guinea, and Sierra Leone
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adjective
  1. of or relating to this group of languages
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