nounpl. Mande Mande or Man·des
- A branch of the Niger-Congo language family, spoken in the upper Niger River valley.
- A member of a Mande-speaking people. In both senses also called Mandingo.
Origin of MandeUltimately from Mandiŋ, Mandeŋ, Mand&etilde;, the traditional name for the Mande homeland in various Mande languages.
Variant of Mande
of the Mandes or their languages or cultures