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Meaning of Sierra Leone

Sier'ra Le•o'ne

Pronunciation: (lē-ō'nē, lē-ōn'), [key]
  1. an independent republic in W Africa: member of the Commonwealth of Nations; formerly a British colony and protectorate. 3,000,000; 27,925 sq. mi. (72,326 sq. km). Cap.: Freetown.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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