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Episode 598

Oku people (Sierra Leone)
Sun, 2018-Dec-23 00:24 UTC
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The random article for Sunday, 23 December 2018 is Oku people (Sierra Leone).

The Oku people of Sierra Leone is a sub ethnic group within the Krio people of Sierra Leone.

The Oku people are primarily the descendants of educated liberated Yoruba Muslims from Southwest Nigeria who came to Sierra Leone as settlers in the mid 19th century. Many Oku historically intermarriage with the ethnic Creole people, who were primarily descendants of African American and West Indian freed slaves.

The Oku are virtually all Muslims at 99%, of the Sunni tradition of Islam, and are known for their deeply conservative Muslim tradition . The Oku traditions and culture are a combination of primarily Islamic and Western tradition.

The British colonial government provided official recognition to the Oku community as a distinctive community in Sierra Leone. Although the Sierra Leone government officially classified the Oku people as members of the Creole ethnic group.

The Oku people in Sierra Leone are mainly found in the capital Freetown, particularly in the Freetown neighborhood of Aberdeen Village, Fourah Bay and Fula Town. Most Oku people have Islamic first names and English last names. Most Oku people also have Yoruba middle names.

This recording reflects the Wikipedia text as of 00:24 UTC on Sunday, 23 December 2018.

For the full current version of the article, go to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oku_people_%28Sierra_Leone%29.

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