Definition of Sierra Leone in English:

Sierra Leone

Line breaks: Si¦erra Leone
Pronunciation: /lɪˈəʊn
 
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A country on the coast of West Africa; population 5,132,100 (est. 2009); languages, English (official), English Creole, Temne, and other West African languages; capital, Freetown.

An area of British influence from the late 18th century, the district around Freetown on the coast became a colony in 1807, serving as a centre for operations against slave traders. The large inland territory was not declared a protectorate until 1896. Sierra Leone achieved independence within the Commonwealth in 1961 but was suspended from the organization between 1997 and 2001 following military coups in 1992 and 1997

Derivatives

Sierra Leonean

adjective & noun
More example sentences
  • This documentary trailer about a Sierra Leonean group, The Refugee All Stars, is a powerful piece of film.
  • Regardless of family religion, a Sierra Leonean infant is presented to the community one week after birth in a ceremony called Pull-na-door (put out the door).
  • Another cameraman, Gugulakhe Radebe, is from South Africa and the fourth is Sorious Samoura, a Sierra Leonean filmmaker.

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