Krio is a Creole language derived from English and several African languages. It is the lingua franca of Sierra Leone. Krio's unique history as a Creole language stems from the creation of Sierra Leone's capitol, Freetown, as a new home for repatriated former slaves in 1787. Spoken by approximately 5.5 million people, 90% of the population, Krio unites the various ethnic groups. Today, over a decade post-conflict, Sierra Leone is experiencing economic growth and sharing its stunning natural beauty through a nascent tourism industry. The only Krio dictionary and phrasebook available, this guide contains the first ever English-Krio word lists, which are essential for foreign learners. Ideal for travellers, aid workers and students. Features: Over 4,000 dictionary entries; Phonetics that are intuitive for English speakers; Essential phrases on topics such as transportation, dining out and business; An overview of Krio grammar, select Krio proverbs, and even a short story with a translation to show Krio in context.
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