Sierra Leone Country Quiz

Can you guess these facts about the country of Sierra Leone?
Quiz by Aaron197
Last updated: June 20, 2020
First submittedAugust 24, 2019
Times taken8,294
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Capital city
Official language
Empire it was part of, 1808–1961
British Empire
Neighboring countries
Meaning of Sierra Leone's name
Lion Mountains
Disease outbreak that killed 3,956
people from 2013–2016
What wasn't abolished until 1928
The capital was founded partially as
a place for blacks who fought on the
loyalist side of this war
Most important export
2006 movie about the trade of the
above, starring Leonardo DiCaprio
Blood Diamond
Most important staple crop
At 54.3 years, Sierra Leone has the
4th lowest ___ _____ of any country
Life Expectancy
Most common religion
Level 80
May 26, 2020
I kept trying variations of "American Independence" but couldn't come up "American Revolution".
Level ∞
May 26, 2020
American Independence will work now.
Level 67
May 31, 2020
I somehow couldn't come up with life expectancy (only after a very long time, not 54 years, but close..), I was struggle how to describe the concept.. "average death" "age average".

Ok it is 03.30 and in other another language a term like this is not as readily available, you have to think of the concept first and then of the English version for it. But man it was tucked away somewhere in the deepest crevices of my mind haha. Well that can't be right, I am sure I have used it recently. I think it was just well camouflaged..

"I'm not here, let me sleep!" <-That is life expectancy, hiding from me..

Maybe I should follow his lead and get some sleep.. ;)

Level 74
May 26, 2020
Used to live in Sierra Leone- Sierra Leone was named by the Portuguese, not the Italians.
Level 79
May 26, 2020
Yeah but the modern form is far from Portuguese. Sierra is more Spanish than Italian, but I don't know how Italian spelling/dialects looked like in 15th century. Wikipedia says this form is from a Venetian explorer in Portuguese service.
Level 64
May 26, 2020
Sorry but "Sierra" is not an Italian word
Level 82
May 27, 2020
American War of Independence should be an acceptable answer
Level 68
May 28, 2020
Shouldn't "lion mountain" be acceptable?
Level 55
Jun 19, 2020
Yes, and please also accept "lion mountain range" or "lion's mountain range" or "lion range" or "lion's range", I tried all of these along with "lion mountain" and "lion's mountain" but did not think to just type in "lion mountainS"!
Level 71
Jul 23, 2020
Yeah, and 'saw lion'.
Level 67
Aug 25, 2020
Yes, mountain range is closer to the meaning of the word "sierra" in Spanish.
Level 86
Oct 11, 2020
I tried "mountain lion" and it worked.
Level 73
Oct 11, 2020
Mountain of lion on the other hand didn't :(
Level 48
Oct 1, 2020
Please also accept "Britain" for the empire. thank you
Level 61
Oct 11, 2020
This is like the 20th time I'm seeing Slavery as an answer...
Level 68
Dec 14, 2020
Rather it was brushed under the carpet? I often agree that there should be more localised questions - Aaron can only go by the very basics of Wikipedia and a few staple questions like bordering countries - but for many countries in this area slavery was a defining aspect of their history so it should be included.
Level 51
Oct 12, 2020
Can lifespan also be accepted? I tried that multiple times and seems to be the same thing.