Mende speaking countriesMende 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 m people worldwide speak Mende as their mother tongue.
|Sierra Leone||Western Africa||no||29.7 %||2,369,000|
|Guinea||Western Africa||no||1.2 %||158,000|
|Liberia||Western Africa||no||2.1 %||106,000|
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 maybe not listed here.