Mende is a language spoken in Sierra Leone. It is also spoken in Liberia and Guinea. The language is a member of the Mande family of languages. It has about 2 million speakers.
The Mende people are from the Mende ethnic group. They are the largest ethnic group in Sierra Leone. The Mende people are also found in Liberia and Guinea.
Mende is a tonal language. This means that the meaning of a word can change depending on the pitch of the speaker's voice. Mende has two tones: high and low.
Mende is written with a Latin-based alphabet. The alphabet has 27 letters.
Mende is a language with a rich oral tradition. This means that many Mende stories and poems are passed down from generation to generation by word of mouth. Some of these stories and poems have been written down and published.
The Mende language is used in schools and universities in Sierra Leone. It is also used in the media.