Krio is a Creole language derived from English and several African languages. It is the lingua franca of Sierra Leone. Krio's unique history as a Creole language stems from the creation of Sierra Leone's capital, Freetown, as a new home for repatriated former slaves in 1787. Spoken by approximately 5.5 million people, 90% of the population, Krio unites the various ethnic groups. The only Krio dictionary and phrasebook available, this guide contains the first ever English-Krio word lists, which are essential for foreign learners. Ideal for travelers, medical and aid workers, and students. Features: Over 4,000 dictionary entries; Phonetics that are intuitive for English speakers; Essential phrases on topics such as medical terms, health, transportation, dining, and business; An overview of Krio grammar, select Krio proverbs, and even a short story with a translation to show Krio in context.