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    (April 27, 1961- )
    Independent from the UK
    Capital is Freetown
    Slightly smaller than South Carolina
    Borders Guinea and Liberia
    Sierra Leone means Lion Mountain
    Rebel military juntas attempt to take the government and sometime succeed.
    It is hot, humid and rainy.
    Harmattan winds cause sand and dust storms.
    The coastal area is mostly swamps.
    Life expectancy is only 48½.
    Although English is the official language, it is not widely spoken.
    Sierra Leoneans tend to speak Mende, Temne and Krio (English/Creole mix).
    More than four out of five adult women can not read or write.
    They have a growing tobacco industry.
    Many Sierra Leoneans have been killed by rebels who steal their diamonds, which are sold to buy guns.
    There is a class struggle between the upper class that reside near Freetown and the majority poorer class.
    Freed Jamaican slaves settled in the Freetown.
    The original descents of West Indian slaves are the aristocratic upper class.
    They have housed refugees from Liberia's civil war.
    The third largest diamond was found here (1945).
    ¼ of the world's diamonds are from Sierra Leone.
    Roughly translated, Sierra Leone means Mountain Lion.
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