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LIBERIA

95% of the people of Liberia are from indigenous African tribes (including Kpelle, Bassa, Gio, Kru, Grebo, Mano, Krahn, Gola, Gbandi, Loma, Kissi, Vai, and Bella), 2.5% of the populaiton is made up of Americo-Liberians (descendants of immigrants from the US who had been slaves) Languages: English 20% (official), about 20 tribal languages, of which a few can be written and are used in correspondence.
POPULATION GRAPH
Population:
3,288,198 (July 2002 est.)
Age structure:
0-14 years: 43.3% (male 714,563; female 709,582)
15-64 years: 53.2% (male 854,324; female 894,753)
65 years and over: 3.5% (male 57,925; female 57,051) (2002 est.)
Population growth rate:
1.91% (2002 est.)
Birth rate:
45.95 births/1,000 population (2002 est.)
Death rate:
16.05 deaths/1,000 population (2002 est.)
Net migration rate:
-10.8 migrant(s)/1,000 population
note: by the end of 1999, all Liberian refugees who had fled the domestic strife were assumed to have returned (2002 est.)
Sex ratio:
at birth: 1.03 male(s)/female
under 15 years: 1.01 male(s)/female
15-64 years: 0.95 male(s)/female
65 years and over: 1.02 male(s)/female
total population: 0.98 male(s)/female (2002 est.)
Infant mortality rate:
130.21 deaths/1,000 live births (2002 est.)
Life expectancy at birth:
total population: 51.8 years
female: 53.33 years (2002 est.)
male: 50.33 years
Total fertility rate:
6.29 children born/woman (2002 est.)
HIV/AIDS - adult prevalence rate:
9% (2001 est.)
HIV/AIDS - people living with HIV/AIDS:
125,000 (2001 est.)
HIV/AIDS - deaths:
13,000 (2001 est.)
Nationality:
noun: Liberian(s)
adjective: Liberian
Ethnic groups:
indigenous African tribes 95% (including Kpelle, Bassa, Gio, Kru, Grebo, Mano, Krahn, Gola, Gbandi, Loma, Kissi, Vai, Dei, Bella, Mandingo, and Mende), Americo-Liberians 2.5% (descendants of immigrants from the US who had been slaves), Congo People 2.5% (descendants of immigrants from the Caribbean who had been slaves)
Religions:
indigenous beliefs 40%, Christian 40%, Muslim 20%
Languages:
English 20% (official), some 20 ethnic group languages, of which a few can be written and are used in correspondence
Literacy:
definition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 38.3%
male: 53.9%
female: 22.4% (1995 est.)
note: these figures are increasing because of the improving school system