Culture and Traditions of Contemporary Sierra Leone

Culture and Traditions of Contemporary Sierra Leone

Sierra Leone is located in the Western region of Africa bordering the North Atlantic Ocean between Guinea and Liberia. It is a beautiful country with white sand beaches, orange and coconut trees all around, and the people of good hearts; however Sierra Leone or Salone as referred to as in it native language Krio, has been underdeveloped and struggled for many years to gain it independence as a British Colony. Even though it got its independence forty nine years ago, the country is just recovering from the eleven year civil war. However I will be focusing on the culture and traditions of contemporary Sierra Leone which is much more than ...

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to what he called “The Province of Freetown” which is now the capital city of Sierra Leone. The government of Sierra Leone is a republic with a democratically elected president, elections are held every five years, members of the cabinet are appointed by the president with the approval of the House of Representatives. The judiciary system is composed of the Supreme Court, appeals court, high court and magistrate courts, www.state.gov .
Sierra Leone is consisted of approximately sixteen to twenty ethnic groups with their different languages, with the mende and Temne being the two largest ethnic groups in Sierra Leone. The official language of Sierra Leone is English; also Krio, which is a mixture of English derived from freed slaves’ settlers, is understood by 95% of the people of Sierra Leone.
60% of the people of Sierra Leone are Muslim, while 30% are Christian and 10% practice indigenous with a mixture of black power. Unlike other countries Sierra Leoneans people are not ...

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of Sierra Leoneans is the practice of female circumcisions which is done as a method of preparing young girls for womanhood and marriage, and also a method of cleanliness; some believe it is mostly practice by Muslims, although some religious leaders totally deny these claim. www.wikipedia.com. Female circumcision takes place as a big occasion in Sierra Leone with different festivals that sometimes lasted for a week or two. The procedure of female circumcision is done by partially or completely cutting the labia minora with a knife or blade. Growing up in Sierra Leone, I must say that it was quiet fortunate for me that I did not undergo the procedure but I know friends that underwent ...

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