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Creole Gentleman

African-American immigrants in Sierra Leone were part of the Creole or Krio community, a group of westernized, Christian descendants of Nova Scotians, Maroons, Recaptives, and Americans. Today, the Krio form 10 percent of the population, and 10 percent of Sierra Leonians are Christian, while 60 percent are Muslim, and 30 percent follow traditional religions.

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