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Si·er·ra Le·one(sē-ĕr′ə lē-ōn′, -ō′nē)
A country of western Africa on the Atlantic coast. Inhabited by the Temne when the Portuguese first visited the coast in 1460, the region was later settled by Mande-speaking peoples from present-day Liberia. In 1792 freed slaves were brought from Nova Scotia to found the colony of Freetown, which was transferred to British administration in 1808. The region became a British protectorate in 1896 and achieved independence in 1961. Sierra Leone became a republic in 1971. Freetown is the capital and the largest city.
Si·er′ra Le·o′ne·an adj. & n.
Sierra Leonean(sɪˈɛərə lɪˈəʊnɪən)
1. (Placename) of or relating to Sierra Leone or its inhabitants
2. (Peoples) of or relating to Sierra Leone or its inhabitants
(Peoples) a native or inhabitant of Sierra Leone
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|Noun||1.||Sierra Leonean - a native or inhabitant of Sierra Leone|
Republic of Sierra Leone, Sierra Leone - a republic in West Africa; achieved independence from the United Kingdom in 1961
African - a native or inhabitant of Africa
|Adj.||1.||Sierra Leonean - of or relating to Sierra Leone or its people; "Sierra Leonean politics"|