- a republic in W Africa: founded by freed American slaves 1822. About 43,000 sq. mi. (111,000 sq. km). Capital: Monrovia.
Examples from the Web for liberia
In Liberia, the number is just over 54 percent—Sierra Leone, 67 percent.The Radio Battle to Educate Ebola’s Kids
December 11, 2014
Neighboring Guinea and Liberia, said WHO, were presenting evidence of a decrease in cases.
Liberia, once the hot zone, now reports 7,719 cases, while Guinea has 2,283.
“We are it,” Davis says when I ask if the military has a plan for how to get an infected American service member out of Liberia.
The two American humanitarian workers infected with Ebola in Liberia were fighting for their lives.
In Africa it is supporting two women missionaries at Muhlenberg, Liberia.
A speech delivered in 1846, on the anniversary of the founding of the Republic of Liberia.
Why is not the negro republic of Liberia ahead of all of us?The New Society
I go to Liberia, not as an Elysium of romance, but as to a field of work.Uncle Tom's Cabin
Harriet Beecher Stowe
England recognized the independence of Liberia in 1848 and France in 1852.
- a republic in W Africa, on the Atlantic: originated in 1822 as a home for freed Afro-American slaves, with land purchased by the American Colonization Society; republic declared in 1847; exports are predominantly rubber and iron ore. Official language: English. Religion: Christian majority, also animist. Currency: dollar. Capital: Monrovia. Pop: 3 989 703 (2013 est). Area: 111 400 sq km (43 000 sq miles)
Word Origin and History for liberia
African nation, begun as a resettlement project of freed American slaves in 1816 by the American Colonization Society, the name chosen by society member and U.S. senator Robert Goodloe Harper (1765-1825) from Latin liber "free" (see liberal).