Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Major Tribes in Sierra Leone Ali

Within Sierra Leone there are many tribes as many as 16. The three main tribes are; Mende, Temne, and the Limba. Temne is the largest out of the three with over 35% of the population. In this ethic group majority is Muslim. This ethic group originated from Futa Jallon which is now Guinea. The current president of Sierra Leone is Temne. Temne people support the All Peoples Congress (APC). The second largest group is Mende, with over 31% of the population. The majority belief in this group is Muslim, with a large Christian minority. The Mende people came to Sierra Leone in the 1800's from Liberia. Mende people are descendants from the Liberian Hinterlands. They support the Sierra Leone People's Party (SLPP). The third largest group is, Limba. Limba people are about 8% of the population. They are natives of Sierra Leone and they have equal beliefs in both Christianity and Muslims. Their political beliefs are very similar to the Temne tribe. And most Limba people support the All People's Congress (APC). The Mende tribe in located in the south, and the Temne tribe is located in the north. These two are the most important tribal groups in Sierra Leone. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ethnic_groups_in_Sierra_Leone

1 comment:

  1. hey ali, i think you did a great job on the different tribes in sierra leone. i didnt know there was as many as you said. i also found the decendants were pretty interesting as well.


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