Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A member of a people living in Sierra Leone.
  • n. The West Atlantic language of this people.

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Examples

  • 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

  • The two largest include the 1.3 million Temne (Sierra Leone) and 1.2 million Serere-Sine (Senegal).

    Survey of West Africa: Peoples Summarized

  • 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

  • Sierra Leonedefinition: age 15 and over can read and write English, Mende, Temne, or Arabic total population: 35.1% male: 46.9% female: 24.4% (2004 est.)

    Literacy

  • Literacy: definition: age 15 and over can read and write English, Mende, Temne, or Arabic total population: 35.1% male: 46.9% female: 24.4% (2004 est.) GovernmentCountry name: conventional long form: Republic of Sierra Leone conventional short form: Sierra Leone local long form: Republic of Sierra Leone local short form: Sierra Leone

    Sierra Leone

  • 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

  • Instead, Aminatta Forna returns regularly to Sierra Leone, where she and her Temne relatives have created a school in her grandfather's village.

    Paula Gordon: Grace

  • 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

  • Born in northern Makeni in 1953, Koroma, a Temne, one of the two largest ethnic groups in Sierra Leone, graduated from the country's

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • Witte said the elections had largely been reflection of "ethnicity and patronage politics," with Berewa doing well in ethnic Mende strongholds in the south, and Koroma doing well in Temne areas in the north.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

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