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Sierra Leone
Sierra Leone

The World Language Process program of the UNKOMMON Foundation is proposing a World Conference / Congress on the subject of a Universal Auxiliary Language.

We would like to have participants from every country in the world including individuals from as many languages possible.

As people agree to participate we hope to update these web pages.

Persons the WLP Proposes to Participate
name

Name

Geographic Location
Location:

    Western Africa, bordering the North Atlantic Ocean, between Guinea and Liberia.

Border countries:

    Guinea 652 km, Liberia 306 km.

Cultural Demographics
Population:

6,017,643 (July 2005 est.)

Cultural Groups:

Ethnic groups: 20 native African tribes 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

Religions: Muslim 60%, indigenous beliefs 30%, Christian 10%.

Languages Spoken:

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%).

Literacy:
male: 39.8%
female: 20.5% (2000 est.)

Provinces and Universities
Capital:

    Freetown

Number of provinces

3 provinces and 1 area*; Eastern, Northern, Southern, Western*.

Universities go here.

Sierra Leone


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