from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- A country of western Africa on the Atlantic coast. Inhabited by the Temne when the Portuguese first visited the coast in 1460, the region was later settled by Mande-speaking peoples from present-day Liberia. In 1792 freed slaves were brought from Nova Scotia to found the colony of Freetown, which was transferred to British administration in 1808. The region became a British protectorate in 1896 and achieved independence in 1961. Sierra Leone became a republic in 1971. Freetown is the capital and the largest city. Population: 6,140,000.
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- proper n. Country in Western Africa. Official name: Republic of Sierra Leone.
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- n. a republic in West Africa; achieved independence from the United Kingdom in 1961
George Warren left England for Sierra Leone in 1811.
Sierra Leone Elections - Media Releases from the Australian Minister for Foreign Affairs
Thus the Kanikars suckle the child for three to five years; the inhabitants of the Sierra Leone often until the child can walk; those of Australia, from one to three years, according to circumstances; the Alaskans, from ten to thirty months; the Tartars and Esthonians, for a very long period, not only limited as it is among our Indians by another conception, but they suckle the child until the next confinement forces them to make room for a younger offspring.
To fulfil this object, the colony of Sierra Leone promises well, and that of Mesurado adds to our prospect of success.
This year, Australia has provided A$100,000 to the UN Special Court for Sierra Leone to investigate crimes against humanity and A$21,227,900 to the United Nations Mission in Sierra Leone (UNAMSIL).