Definitions

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  • proper n. A creole language based on English/Jamaican Creole spoken by around 500,000 people mainly in Sierra Leone.

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Examples

  • Living and working on the beach with a community of fishermen for 6 months, I am now conversational in Krio, I learned to appreciate the culture, I learned about sustainable community living and pushing canoes in the ocean, I learned to make a bonfire and build an environmental home, pump water from a well and make compost.

    Filippo Bozotti: Tribewanted Sierra Leone: 6 Months Later

  • T.I.A. (this is Africa), or as they say in Krio, D.N.S. (Dis Na Salone).

    Filippo Bozotti: Tribewanted Sierra Leone: Live from John Obey beach

  • Languages: English (official, regular use limited to literate minority), Mende (principal vernacular in the south), Temne (principal vernacular in the north), Krio (English-based Creole, spoken by the descendants of freed Jamaican slaves who were settled in the Freetown area, a lingua franca and a first language for 10% of the population but understood by 95%)

    Sierra Leone

  • In Krio, the phrase "smohl, smohl" describes small things or small progress; it can be used to mean little by little.

    Bishop from Sierra Leone to speak at King of Glory Lutheran in Dallas | RELIGION Blog | dallasnews.com

  • Sierra Leone20 African ethnic groups 90% (Temne 30%, Mende 30%, other 30%), Creole (Krio) 10% (descendants of freed Jamaican slaves who were settled in the Freetown area in the late-18th century), refugees from Liberia's recent civil war, small numbers of Europeans, Lebanese, Pakistanis, and Indians

    Ethnic groups

  • Ethnic groups: 20 African ethnic groups 90% (Temne 30%, Mende 30%, other 30%), Creole (Krio) 10% (descendants of freed Jamaican slaves who were settled in the Freetown area in the late-18th century), refugees from Liberia's recent civil war, small numbers of Europeans, Lebanese, Pakistanis, and Indians

    Sierra Leone

  • Sierra LeoneEnglish (official, regular use limited to literate minority), Mende (principal vernacular in the south), Temne (principal vernacular in the north), Krio (English-based Creole, spoken by the descendants of freed Jamaican slaves who were settled in the Freetown area, a lingua franca and a first language for 10% of the population but understood by 95%)

    Languages

  • Krio #46 - read a history book, and stop feeding into the rhetoric of Bush and Bin Laden.

    Thoughts on Tweaking the ‘War on Terror’ Message - The Lede Blog - NYTimes.com

  • Languages: English (official, regular use limited to literate minority), Mende (principal vernacular in the south), Temne (principal vernacular in the north), Krio (English-based Creole, spoken by the descendants of freed Jamaican slaves who were settled in the Freetown area, a lingua franca and a first language for 10\% of the population but understood by 95\%)

    The 2000 CIA World Factbook

  • Creole (Krio) 10\% (descendants of freed Jamaican slaves who were settled in the Freetown area in the late-18th century), refugees from Liberia's recent civil war, small numbers of Europeans,

    The 2007 CIA World Factbook

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