pl. -·des· or -·de·
- a member of a people living in Sierra Leone and Liberia
- the Niger-Congo language of this people
nounpl. Mende or Men·des
- A Mande language spoken in southern Sierra Leone and eastern Liberia.
- A member of a Mende-speaking people.
Origin of MendeMende m&egr;nde, ethnic self-designation.
- Of, from, or pertaining to the Mende people.
- Of or pertaining to the Mende language.