The people of Liberia are classified into three major groups: the indigenous people (majority), Black immigrants from the United States and the West Indies.

Liberia’s indigenous ethnic groups may be classified into three linguistic groups:

  • Mande group: Vai, Kpelle, Ngbandi, Dan (Gio), Mano, Mande and Malinke
  • Kwa group: Bassa, Kru , Grebo, De, Belleh (Belle) and Krahn.
  • Mel group: Gola and Kisi

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