A branch of the Niger-Congo language family, spoken in the upper Niger River valley.
A member of a Mande-speaking people.
A member of a group of peoples of W Africa, including the Malinkes, Mendes, Susus, etc.
A group of Congo languages spoken by these peoples.
Of the Mandes or their languages or cultures.
Origin of mande
- Ultimately from Mandiŋ, Mandeŋ, Mandẽ the traditional name for the Mande homeland in various Mande languages
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition