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|Brief Overview of this Country
Location: Western Africa, bordering the North Atlantic Ocean, between Guinea and Liberia
|Population: 5,232,624 (July 2000 est.) - Capital: Freetown|
|Ethnics Groups: 20 native African tribes 90% (Temne 30%, Mende 30%, other 30%), Creole 10% (descendants of freed Jamaican slaves who were settled in the Freetown area|
|Languages: 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||Religions: Muslim 60%, indigenous beliefs 30%, Christian 10%|
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