People Of Sierra Leone

BeingAfrican is a platform that strives to preserve African cultures, traditions, and languages. It is a meeting place where African cultures are explained within scope. 

In recent decades, the emergence of large African diaspora communities within Africa itself, Europe, America, and elsewhere has resulted in the loss of traditional knowledge of African cultures. At the same time, the westernization of African countries has posed the same at home. Our platform is an attempt to preserve many of our centuries-old customs and traditions.

At BeingAfrican we understand that preservation of culture and protocols is everyone’s responsibility (parents and children) but mainly it lies with the elders. 

  • Learn about you, your people, and why you should be proudly Sierra Leonean
  • Know who you married-cross cultural marriages
  • Understand the people of the country you intend to visit-Hello tourists!
  • Learn the language-Basic language exposure. Say something in Krio..
  • Share your rich Sierra Leonean culture and language

Be present in appreciating the Sierra Leonean in you and Sierra Leoneans around you. Understand Sierra Leonean marriage practices, clans and totems, pregnancy traditions, manners and protocols, dining and hosting, music, art and dance, death and funerals.

As a Sierra Leonean, you have a culture, and you have a language!


Independence: 27 April 1961

Capital: Freetown

Population: 8 059 155

Area: 71,740 square kilometres 

Provinces: Eastern Province, Northern Province, North West Province, Southern Province, Western Area.

Languages: English,  Krio  

Ethnic groups: Arab-Berber 98%, European 1%, Jewish and other 1%

Where is Sierra Leone on the continent of Africa?

Sierra Leone is on the southwest coast of West Africa. It is bordered by Liberia to the southeast and Guinea to the northeast.