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Term: Liberia


Indigenous inhabitants were of Mande, Kiva & W Atlantic groups when Africans from America settled here in early 20th cen.; name derives from Latin for "free," nation having been founded to provide home for freed slaves; official language is English, though over 20 Niger-Congo dialects are also spoken.


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20th century
ca. 1925
20th century
mid 20th century
20th century