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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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Proverbs from Sierra Leone
I grew up among wise men and found that there is nothing better for man than silence.
An orange never bears a lime.
Knowledge is not the main thing, but deeds.
To try and fail is not laziness.
The big fish is caught with big bait.

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