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n. pl. Mande or Man·des
1. A branch of the Niger-Congo language family, spoken in the upper Niger River valley.
2. A member of a Mande-speaking people. In both senses also called Mandingo.

[Ultimately from Mandiŋ, Mandeŋ, Mandẽ, the traditional name for the Mande homeland in various Mande languages.]
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n, pl -de or -des
(Languages) a group of African languages, a branch of the Niger-Congo family, spoken chiefly in Mali, Guinea, and Sierra Leone
(Languages) of or relating to this group of languages
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(ˈmɑn deɪ)

n., pl. -des, (esp. collectively) -de.
1. a language family of W Africa, a branch of the Niger-Congo family, primarily spoken in Mali, Guinea, Sierra Leone, Liberia, and the Ivory Coast.
2. a member of any of the peoples who speak these languages.
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Noun1.Mande - a group of African languages in the Niger-Congo group spoken from Senegal east as far as the Ivory CoastMande - a group of African languages in the Niger-Congo group spoken from Senegal east as far as the Ivory Coast
Niger-Congo - a family of African language spoken in west Africa
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Mande to make some inquiries after a servant, as I cannot possibly do without one; and the roads were so bad that I brought back all this mud, which I have not yet had time to remove."
Bonacieux had named Mande because Mande was in an exactly opposite direction from St.
'To lose identity is to lose destiny,' Datu Mande said.
The raid resulted in the killing of Aljan Mande, Jamsid Mande, and Radjak Ammah.
Mande is said to be the target of the raid, but Ballaho said they are not aware of the charges.
I'm happy because Mande pushed and he was so fast that I had to keep up.'
Under current law, "Baig faced no charges for killing his unborn daughter," Mande wrote.
The lab equipment and machinery bought in the scheme is worth millions of rupees and must be tagged/labelled with some valid bar code system to avoid ambiguity as other schemes also have components of MandE in their relative plans.
Mande said that Obasanjo, who was one of the university pioneer students would be conferred with the degree during the University convocation in 2018.
She firmly places herself in the Mande mindset as a researcher, which will potentially increase the hosts' power in local politics.
International Conference on Mande Languages and Linguistics (2nd: 2008: St.