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AFRICA. The continent that gave birth to all humanity. African people on the continent today make up over 12% of the world's population. Contemporary Africa is comprised of 54 nations and over 1,000 linguistic/cultural groups - more languages than are spoken on any other continent. Of these, about 50 have 500,000 or more speakers. To give an example of the diversity -a large country like Nigeria, with a population of over 127 million has more than 200 ethnic groups, and 4 major linguistic groups: Hausa and Fulani in north, Yoruba in southwest, and Igbo in southeast.

The Sahara desert divides the continent. To the north are Arabic peoples and Berbers, including the Tuaregs. Sub-Saharan Africa is occupied by diverse ethnic groups like the Fulani, Yoruba, Ashanti, Igbo, Kongo, Zulu, Akan, Masai, and Hausa. Nilotic peoples like the Amhara, and Oromo occupy the North Eastern Horn (Somalia, Ethiopia, Eritrea). There are also islands off the African coast, the largest of which is Madagascar.

Most of the Africans kidnapped and brought to the New World during the era of the slave trade came from Central and West Africa - with the largest group of slaves going to Brazil.

The US census bureau lists 558,000 persons born in Africa currently living in the US, but this figure is low and being debated due to problems with data collection the figure is probably closer to one million.

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Re: Mali
Re: DNA TEST REVEALS NIGERIAN CONNECTION
White Nubians
Cameroon
Re: Boyrereau Brinch aka Jeffrey Brace (Link)
Benin's Dark Past of Slavery
Hope In Uganda
Temne's family
Lucas Family from Loudoun Co. VA
2007 World Congress of Panafricans in Senegal
Nigeria's rich culture for showcase in UK
Birth Records, 1895-1896 - Cape Mount, Liberia
From Isle of Mull to South Africa
Re: Nubian Genealogy
Re: Nubian Genealogy
Re: Nubian Genealogy
Re: Who Were the Skilled African Iron Workers?
Social Service Needs in Liberia
Call for Papers and Chairs
CHAT Saturday 9pm Est
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Africa Research Central
Re: Magazines on AFRICA
Nigerian Ancestry - Naming Traditions
The militants
Habesha Immigrants of the 1920s-30s
Nigerian Naming Patterns-article
Interested in Senegal
Re: Interested in Senegal
Re: Interested in Senegal
Re: Interested in Senegal
Re: Interested in Senegal
Re: Interested in Senegal
Re: Interested in Senegal
Re: Interested in Senegal
African Repository & Colonial Journal
The Looking for Angola Site is Live!
Re: Burindi
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Re: Genographic Project
Ethnicity of President Mathieu Kerekou of Benin
Re: Ethnicity of President Mathieu Kerekou of Beni
Re: Ethnicity of President Mathieu Kerekou of Beni
Re: Ethnicity of President Mathieu Kerekou of Beni
Quander family of Mt Vernon Va {Link}
Any people with Madagascar or Guinea ancestry?
Re: Any people with Madagascar or Guinea ancestry?
Re: Any people with Madagascar or Guinea ancestry?
Re: Any people with Madagascar or Guinea ancestry?
Re: Any people with Madagascar or Guinea ancestry?
Re: Any people with Madagascar or Guinea ancestry?
Re: Any people with Madagascar or Guinea ancestry?
Kru & Kpelle of Liberia!
Re: Kru & Kpelle of Liberia!
Hickman brothers from Madagascar
Ghana - The Door of Return
Re: Ghana - The Door of Return
MENDE AND TEMNE People
Re: MENDE AND TEMNE People
Re: MENDE AND TEMNE People
Priscilla of Sierra Leone
"Motherland" - Film Airing on Sundance Channel
Re: "Motherland" - Film Airing on Sundance Channel
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