Mende: Sierra Leone is spoken by 1,478,000 people: 1,460,000 in Sierra Leone, 18,000 in Liberia.
Part of the Bible was published for the first time in 1867.
The New Testament was first published in 1956.
The complete Bible was first published in 1959.
This shows the first few verses from John's Gospel in the Clarke version, first published in 1959 by British & Foreign Bible Society, London. This page is taken from a Bible published in 1993 by Bible Society of Slovenia, Freetown.