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Population, Religion and Language

West Atlantic, Mande, Islam, Protestant, interior

About 10 percent of Liberia’s people are Christian, principally Protestant. Islam has made progress among the people of the interior, who have largely retained their animist religions. Altogether, about 70 percent of the people follow traditional religions and 20 percent are Muslim. English is Liberia’s official language but is spoken by only about one-fifth of the people. The remainder speak various African languages which mainly belong to the Mande, West Atlantic, or Kwa linguistic groups.



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West Atlantic, Mande, Islam, Protestant, interior, progress, English, remainder

 
 

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