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Sierra Leona

Area (sq km):71,740
FIPS Country Code:SL
ISO Country Code:SL
GRN Office:Gospel Recordings Sierra Leone

About Sierra Leone

Freetown, the capital, is a port city and the commercial hub. Settled by freed and rescued slaves in 18th century, it was made the seat of government for the British territories in West Africa in 1821 and became the capital in 1961.

People groups:

  • West Atlantic - 45.3%
  • Mande - 43.8%
  • Kwa - 1.3%
  • Krio 8.6%
  • Other 1%

Religions: (Freedom of religion.)

  • Muslim - 70%
  • Traditional ethnic - 18.24%
  • Christian - 11%
  • Hindu - 0.04%


Sierra Leone was founded as a home for freed slaves in 1797. It was the first West African country to be evangelised. The first Protestant Church was started among freed slaves in Freetown, yet after over 200 years of effort, under 12% of the country claims to be Christian. (From 'Operation World')

The country emerged from a decade of civil war in 2002 with the help of Britain and a large United Nations peace keeping mission. It now faces the huge challenge of reconstruction.

Map of Sierra Leona

Map of Sierra Leona

Idiomas y dialectos hablados en Sierra Leona

Encontrado 16 nombes de idiomas

Esta lista muestra los nombres primarios de los idiomas y dialectos.

Esta lista muestra solamente los idiomas y dialectos, en que hay material disponible en video o audio.

Esta lista muestra sólo idiomas indígenas de esta región..

English: Africa [Sierra Leone] Recorded language

Kissi: Sierra Leone Recorded language

Kono: Sierra Leone Recorded language

Koranko [Sierra Leone] Recorded language

Krim [Sierra Leone] Recorded language

Krio [Sierra Leone] Recorded language

Kuranko: Sengbeh [Sierra Leone] Recorded language

Landorgoh Loko [Sierra Leone] Recorded language

Limba, West-Central [Sierra Leone] Recorded language

Limba: Western [Sierra Leone] Recorded language

Loko [Sierra Leone] Recorded language

Mende [Sierra Leone] Recorded language

Sherbro [Sierra Leone] Recorded language

Sherbro: Shenge [Sierra Leone] Recorded language

Sousou: Sierra Leone Recorded language

Temne [Sierra Leone] Recorded language

Noticias acerca de Sierra Leona

People saved and Churches planted: One 95 year old man heard the Gospel and believed. He told the team, 'I am 1 day old in Christ!' and begged them to take the message to his own village where the people needed to hear about Jesus.

God at work in Sierra Leone: How would you feel if 400 people came to your open air meeting and 15 of them indicated that they wanted to follow Christ? Stories like this make heaven rejoice.

Kono Report: To us Kono is an unreached area. Even the muslims who are there find it difficult to pray. There are no houses in Kono. The team slept on bare floor. All the houses in this place were burnt by the rebels.

Outreach in Sierra Leone: The second night we showed the same Jesus Film with one Old Testament story on Joshua. We had over 11,000 people watching the film again. The 197 counselors and 60 prayer warriors could not count all the people that accepted Christ as their Lord and Savior.

Jesus makes a difference in Sierra Leone: Exciting results of a recent outreach in Sierra Leone.

Gospel Recordings Sierra Leone: General information, articles, news and contact details about GRN Sierra Leone.

Reports from Sierra Leone: With many of the GR SL staff exiled in Guinea, the leader writes a first-hand account of his experience.

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