Krio is a language derived from Old English mixed with several “native tongues” as well as elements of Portuguese and French. Its similarity to English makes it very easy to understand and learn. To get you started, I’ve compiled a few necessary phrases – learn these and you’ll be able to navigate Sierra Leone in no time.
Sista ah no be wan dat
You will want to memorize this one if you plan to spend much time in the nightclubs in country, especially if you’re really not going to engage in acts of prostitution with the local nightfighters.