Mande meaning

mändā
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A branch of the Niger-Congo language family, spoken in the upper Niger River valley.
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A member of a Mande-speaking people.
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A member of a group of peoples of W Africa, including the Malinkes, Mendes, Susus, etc.
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A group of Congo languages spoken by these peoples.
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Of the Mandes or their languages or cultures.
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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