The country of Sierra Leone is located in West Africa and is a region of cultural, social and economic development. However, while the citizens of the country thrive for success and recognition every year, it is also essential to learn about the history and the story of the people in the region.

Without further ado, let’s dig in!

The people in the country of Sierra Leone are the peasants that descended from the enslaved African community, that played a significant role in the British-American war of Independence. After the victory of the Americans in the year 1783, these Krio’s entered the Canadian Providence of Nova Scotia and then treaded their way back to the region of Sierra Leone. In addition to these inhabitants, the other population of the country includes:

  • Black descended from the Londoners and Maroons
  • Escaped slaves who fought in the war between British and Jamacia
  • Slaves that carried ships along the Atlantic route

Kiro Population

More about the History of Kiro Population

In today’s Western Africa, or more specifically the culture of Sierra Leone, the Krio’s make up 2% of the country’s population. They comprise of a distinctive identity to their race and religion that follows a tad bit of the British indolence. Most of the Krio population in the country is influenced by the British language community, and they speak English, mixed with some of the local African languages.

Most of the British governors in the country expect and encouraged the people in the country to establish schools, colleges, churches etc., to uplift the community. In today’s culture and the modern era in the country, most of the Krio women are missionaries, and also popular teachers of Western Africa.

The tradition

The tradition of the Krio people is unique to that of the original inhabitant’s of the land. The women wear a unique designed dress that is accompanied by satin or a lace petticoat underneath, with long sleeves and a belt at the waist. They’re also accessorized with drawstring bags and a beautiful shawl.

The tradition

After many years of striving and fighting for equal rights in the community, the men and women of the Krio population are also experts in embroidering, which is popular called “making carpet” in their culture.

The houses they live in are all the leftovers from the British and the late Nova Scotians. One of the eastern American seaboards is precisely replicated in Sierra Leone, which consists of shingle roofs and stone foundations. In Krio language, these are called the board houses, and they’re also popular among other populations of the country.

However, after the year 1940, the construction on replication of such houses was banned in the county, which also led to the decline in the fashion of concrete and fashion houses in the Krio community.