Krio is an English-based creole spoken mainly in Sierra Leone in West Africa. The name is proposed to be derived from Yoruba a kiri yo (we go-about-aimlessly full/satisfied) meaning “Those who habitually go about paying visits after church service”, as the Krios were wont to do (Fyle & Jones 1980). Circumstances leading to the emergence of Krio are highly debatable. Language Varieties. Read more…

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