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n. pl. Temne or Tem·nes
1. A member of a people living in Sierra Leone.
2. The Atlantic language of this people.


(ˈtɛmnɪ; ˈtɪm-)
npl -nes or -ne
1. (Peoples) a member of a Negroid people of N Sierra Leone
2. (Languages) the language of this people, closely related to Bantu


(ˈtɛm ni)

n., pl. -nes, (esp. collectively) -ne.
1. a member of an African people living mainly in Sierra Leone.
2. the West Atlantic language of the Temne.
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5 The sweeping victory in the 1951 elections of the People's Party was largely a reaction against former Creole predominance over the tribal peoples, of whom the Mende and Temne are the most numerous.
Superbly performed by Janka Nabay and the Bubu Gang, Build Music draws upon the rich heritage of Bubu Music, a traditional form of folk music practiced by the Temne people of Sierra Leone.
Interviews and focus groups were conducted either in English by the researchers or in Krio-English translation with the help of research assistants; in a few cases in rural Kambia province, questions were translated into Krio and then into Temne where it was the respondents' only language.
2000) "Tok af, lef af": a political economy of Temne techniques of secrecy and self' in I.
Citizens can register an incident via a hotline phone number (515), the PNB website or on a mobile application in Krio, Mende and Temne.
The Susu, however, are a small ethnic minority in Sierra Leone accounting for around 3% (~192,000 people) of the population (Konteh, 1997) and even the northwestern region where they are most concentrated is home to a considerable population of other ethnic groups, particularly the Temne.
As one Temne Christian man said:" I want to give testimony to the Muslims.
Some people speak English and others speak different languages, such as Mende, Temne, and Fulah.
All identified themselves as Christian and represented Kran, Grebo, Kru, Temne, and Sapoh ethnic groups.
17) The Carriacou musician, choreographer, and playwright Winston Fleary explained that lesbianism is most common among entrepreneurial women of the Ibo and Temne nations on the island because they resent and resist male interference with their financial affairs, and in their lives more generally (interview in Carriacou, June 3, 2013).
2) In 1829, the British created the Sierra Leone Police Corps with white officers, while NCOs and constables were drawn from the Krio population and the Mende and Temne tribes.
Bondo Societies are organised by ethnic groups, and are run by older women--referred to as in Temne or Majo in Mende, or generally as Sowei.