Liberia


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Liberia

Li·be·ri·a

 (lī-bîr′ē-ə)
A country of western Africa on the Atlantic Ocean. Established by the American Colonization Society in 1821 as a settlement for freed slaves, Liberia was the first colonized country in Africa to achieve independence (1847). A military coup in 1980 initiated a period of civil unrest leading to full-scale civil war in 1990. After a cease-fire in 1996, Charles Taylor was elected president in 1997 but was ousted in 2003, and new democratic elections were held in 2005. Monrovia is the capital and the largest city.

Li·be′ri·an adj. & n.

Liberia

(laɪˈbɪərɪə)
n
(Placename) a republic in W Africa, on the Atlantic: originated in 1822 as a home for freed Afro-American slaves, with land purchased by the American Colonization Society; republic declared in 1847; exports are predominantly rubber and iron ore. Official language: English. Religion: Christian majority, also animist. Currency: dollar. Capital: Monrovia. Pop: 3 989 703 (2013 est). Area: 111 400 sq km (43 000 sq miles)

Li•be•ri•a

(laɪˈbɪər i ə)

n.
a republic in W Africa: founded by freed American slaves 1822. 2,923,725; ab. 43,000 sq. mi. (111,370 sq. km). Cap.: Monrovia.
Li•be′ri•an, adj., n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Liberia - a republic in West AfricaLiberia - a republic in West Africa; established in 1822 by Americans as a way to free negro slaves
capital of Liberia, Liberian capital, Monrovia - the capital and chief port and largest city of Liberia
Africa - the second largest continent; located to the south of Europe and bordered to the west by the South Atlantic and to the east by the Indian Ocean
Liberian - a native or inhabitant of Liberia
Translations
Libérie
Liberia
Liberio
Liberia
LibériaLiberia
Liberija
Libéria
リベリア
라이베리아
Liberia
Liberija
Liberia
ประเทศไลบีเรีย
nước Liberia

Liberia

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[laɪˈbɪəriə] nLibéria m, Liberia m

Liberia

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[laɪˈbɪərɪə] nLiberia

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The partnership, using the grant, will create a new Center for Excellence in Health and Life Sciences at the University of Liberia, offering new programs in biotechnology, public health, nursing and pre-clinical training in medicine and pharmacology.
Under the agreement, Liberia will set up a national system to ensure legal compliance in timber production, covering all wood products destined for the European Union as well as those sold on the domestic market and to non-EU markets.
The agreement has been signed to develop infrastructure projects in Liberia.
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