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Mende speaking countries

Mende is no official language in any country, but is spoken as mother tongue in 3 countries by a minor part of the population.

With a share of around 30%, it is most widespread in Sierra Leone. A total of about 2.6 million people worldwide speak Mende as their mother tongue.

Country Region Official language Distribution Total
Sierra LeoneWestern Africano29.7 %2,321,000
GuineaWestern Africano1.2 %153,000
LiberiaWestern Africano2.1 %104,000