Definition of Liberia in English:

Liberia

Line breaks: Li|beria
Pronunciation: /lʌɪˈbɪərɪə
 
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  • A country on the Atlantic coast of West Africa; population 3,441,800 (est. 2009); languages, English (official), English-based pidgin; capital, Monrovia.

Liberia was founded in 1822 as a settlement for freed slaves from the US, and was proclaimed independent in 1847. Indigenous peoples, however, form the majority of the population. In 1980 a coup overthrew the predominant Liberian-American elite, and a civil war began in 1990, ending with a ceasefire in 1996

Derivatives

Liberian

adjective & noun
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  • To add insult to injury, Alice now lives with her mother and siblings in a tiny corner of the country's largest football stadium, now home to over 50,000 displaced Liberians.
  • Liberian Independence Day is July 26, and most of these Liberians say they've lost family and fortune in Liberia's more than 14 years of conflict.
  • Voters enthusiastically supported their favorite candidates, and there was plenty to celebrate as Liberians went peacefully to the polls in October and November.

Origin

from Latin liber 'free'.

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