1: a Mande language of southern Sierra Leone and eastern Liberia. 2: a member of a people speaking Mende.
The Krio have traditionally dominated Sierra Leone’s judiciary and Freetown’s elected city council. One of the first ethnic groups to become educated according to Western traditions, they have traditionally been appointed to positions in the civil service, beginning during the colonial years.
In all there are 16 ethnic groups in Sierra Leone. The largest of these is the Mende, found in the Southern and Eastern Provinces. Next to them in number is the Temne in the North. The third largest group is the Limba, also in the Northern Province, followed by the Kono in the Eastern Province.
|Demographics of Sierra Leone|
|Major ethnic||Temne 35.5%, Mende 33.2%|
|Minor ethnic||Limba 6.4%, Kono 4.4%, Fula 3.4%, Loko 2.9%, Koranko 2.8%, Sherbro 2.6%, Mandingo 2.4%, Creole 1.2%, Other 5.2%|
Mende, people of Sierra Leone, including also a small group in Liberia; they speak a language of the Mande branch of the Niger-Congo family. The Mende grow rice as their staple crop, as well as yams and cassava. Cash crops include cocoa, ginger, peanuts (groundnuts), and palm oil and kernels.
Galician ( Méndez ): patronymic from the personal name Mendo (see Mendes, of which this is the Galician equivalent).
President of Sierra Leone
|President of the Republic of Sierra Leone|
|Formation||Constitution of Sierra Leone 19 April 1971|
|Deputy||Vice President of Sierra Leone|
|Salary||12,220 USD annually|
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There are several factors that contribute to the persistent poverty in Sierra Leone. This paper will focus on four key factors: corruption within the government, insufficient infrastructure, lack of education and inadequate civil rights.
Stews are a fundamental part of Sierra Leone’s cuisine, with cassava leaves having been called the country’s national dish. Stew is often served simultaneously with jollof rice, white rice or snacks such as plantain, akara, yam or cassava.
Crime. Crime levels in Sierra Leone are generally low and the greatest risk to short-term visitors is petty crime such as pick-pocketing. However burglaries can also occur, particularly around Christmas (from November until the New Year).
Freetown, capital, chief port, and largest city of Sierra Leone, on the rocky Sierra Leone Peninsula, at the seaward tip of a range of wooded hills, which were named Serra Leôa (“Lion Mountains”) by the Portuguese navigator Pedro de Sintra when he explored the West African coast in 1462.
The Krio people of Sierra Leone are partly descended from former enslaved Africans who fought for the British in the American War of Independence, in exchange for promises of freedom.