noun, plural Tem·nes, (especially collectively) Tem·ne for 1.
a member of a people living mainly in Sierra Leone.
the West Atlantic language of the Temne people.
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plural -nes or -ne a member of a Negroid people of N Sierra Leone
the language of this people, closely related to Bantu
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