Etymology
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Sierra Leone

West African nation, literally "lion mountains," from Spanish sierra "mountain range" (see sierra) + leon "lion" (see lion). Attested from mid-15c. in Portuguese explorers' accounts, and a very early explanation of the name derives it from the "roaring" of thunder in the mountains. Related: Sierra Leonean.

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Definitions of Sierra Leone

Sierra Leone (n.)
a republic in West Africa; achieved independence from the United Kingdom in 1961;
Synonyms: Republic of Sierra Leone
From wordnet.princeton.edu

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