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Population, Religion and Language

Temne, Krio, Creole language, Creoles, Mende

Of those reporting a religion, 60 percent of the people follow traditional beliefs. Christianity, adhered to by 8 percent of the population, is strongest among the Creoles, and Islam (30 percent) is practiced by the Temne in the north. English is the official language. Of about 20 African languages spoken, Mende and Temne are most widely used. Another common language is Krio, a Creole language derived from English and various African languages. Only 36 percent of the adult population is literate.



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