Sierra Leone - Ethnic groups



The African population is composed of some 20 native ethnic groups, constituting 90% of the total population. The 2 largest are the Mende (about 30% of the population) and Temne (about 30%). Other peoples, making up the remaining 30% of the African populace, include the Bullom, Fulani, Gola, Kissi, Kono, Koranko, Krim, Kru, Limba, Loko, Malinke, Sherbro, Susu, Vai, and Yalunka. Creoles, descendants of freed Jamaican slaves who settled in the Freetown area in the late 18th century, account for the remaining 10% of the total population. Refugees from Liberia's recent civil war also live in Sierra Leone, along with small numbers of Europeans, Lebanese, Pakistanis, and Indians.

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Aug 21, 2011 @ 1:13 pm
Where the Kur tribe comes from and where are they settled.I mean the district/s and town/s. Then the writer forgot to mention about the Nigerians populution in the country. I felt that the Nigeria population is great than those mentions on the last sentence think about.
Secondly, think also about the percentage between the Temnes and the Mendes, there most be difference.
Tejan Deen
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Feb 22, 2014 @ 7:07 am
We must always endeavor to get accurate facts. Our history is unique and we treasure it.

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