Mende speaking countriesMende is no official language in any country, but is spoken as a mother tongue in three countries by a minor part of the population.
As a percentage of the total population, the largest share of around 30 percent is in Sierra Leone. A total of about 2.8 million people worldwide speak Mende as their mother tongue.
|Sierra Leone||Western Africa||no||29.7 %||2,501,000|
|Guinea||Western Africa||no||1.2 %||162,000|
|Liberia||Western Africa||no||2.1 %||109,000|
Unless otherwise described in the text, this page is about native speakers — not the total number of speakers. How many people understand or speak Mende as a subsequently learned language is not the subject of this page. Countries where native speakers make up only a few thousand, or even a few hundred people, or countries with a percentage well below 1% are unlikely to be listed here.