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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

[laɪˈbɪərɪə] NLiberia f

Liberia

[laɪˈbɪəriə] nLibéria m, Liberia m

Liberia

nLiberia nt

Liberia

[laɪˈbɪərɪə] nLiberia

Liberia

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Meanwhile, President Weah has on behalf of the Government of Liberia extended his deepest sympathy to all those that lost their beloved ones and friends throughout the years, and has called on Liberians to observe the day with peace and harmony.
President Weah urges that everyone should embrace each other for the common interest of the country, reminding Liberians that campaign and elections are long over.
These Liberians, many of whom will never, never live in Liberia because of poverty and underdevelopment, and are now living in the so-called 'promised land' of milk and honey, haven't been back to their own village for decades since they left home; and have no plan to even live in that village, even though they're opposed to white people owning land in Liberia.
He embodies everything that resonates with the average Liberians who made him President.
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This case shows that Liberians do not have to accept the status quo of impunity in Liberia.
After a nine-month suspension due to the June 2014 Ebola virus outbreak in Liberia last June, World Council of Credit Unions has revived its model credit union building project that aims to bank 40,000 Liberians previously without access to financial services.
Following the outbreak of civil war in 1989, Liberians migrated throughout West Africa.
Liberians sat on one side of the church and whites on the other, he said.
Numerous regime changes in Liberia and a civil war culminated in a spike in violence during 2002 that led hundreds of thousands of Liberians to flee to neighboring countries.
Liberia's unemployment rate also plays a role in its drug abuse problem, with 85 percent underemployed in the informal sector and only 15 percent of Liberians employed in the formal sector.

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