Nimba Lawmaker Submits Act to Legitimize Three Additional Tribes in Liberia

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LINA
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December 17, 2014

Nimba County Representative R. Matenokay Tingban has submitted to the plenary of the House of Representatives for passage into law an Act aimed at legitimizing three additional tribes in the country.
According to the Liberia News Agency, the other tribes are Sapo, Gbi and Fula.
Tingban pointed out that there are actually 19 tribes with long historical settlement in Liberia even before 1847, as clearly evidenced by the demographic survey conducted by the Liberia Institute of Geo-Information Services (LISGIS) in 2008.

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