Americo-Liberian

Categories: Ethnicities

Americo-Liberians are descendants of freed African Americans slaves who were resettled in Liberia in the nineteenth century. They became the political, social, and economic elite but gradual intermixing and intermarriage with indigenous Liberians, as well as the coup d’Etat of 1980 diluted that identity. Nowadays, the terms “Congau” and “Kwi” is a more widely used description than Americo-Liberian.

Synonyms:
Congau, Kwi
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