Independent republic within the Commonwealth, on the west coast of Africa. Bordered by Guinea and Liberia.
Bonthe, Freetown, Pepel
English, Mende (principal vernacular in the south), Temne (principal vernacular in the north), Krio (English-based Creole, spoken by the descendents of freed Jamaican slaves who were settled in the Freetown area, a lingua franca and first language for 10% of the population but understood by 95%).
Imperial and metric systems
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