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Liberia — Country Profile

Liberia's history began in 1822 as a place founded for free American and Caribbean slaves to settle by the American Colonization Society. The country was later officially established in 1847 has African's oldest republic, and took the name "Liberia" from the origins of the word, 'liber' means free, to emphasis the importance of freedom in the country. Liberia is mostly made up of indigenous Africans, with the slaves' descendants comprising 5% of the population.

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