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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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Lizzie Howard born Africa 1800
Moses Pope 1803 Africa connection
John Peter Perdue Africa connection
Abbie Kelly 1793 Africa connected
Nathaniel Ellen 1788 born Africa
Rhina Brown 1778 born Africa
Dick Walker 1794 born Africa
Linna Richards born Africa 1804
Larkin Weems Africa connected
Lucy Ware Africa Connected
Bob Stubbs 1810 Africa born
Madison Stephens Africa connected
Joseph Haywood Africa born 1810
Feby Dago born 1780 Africa
Re: Mende, Temne, Kru ancestry
Froht, Froot, Froth, Liberia
Africian Father
Fye Surname
Re: Fye Surname
Genographic Project
Charles william Mally family
Re: Mende, Temne, Kru ancestry
Re: Mende, Temne, Kru ancestry
Collection of Slaves for sale
Re: Collection of Slaves for sale
Africians View of Africian Americans
Re: Africians View of Africian Americans
Re: DNA TEST REVEALS NIGERIAN CONNECTION
Massey's in Liberia
Re: Massey's in Liberia
Re: DNA TEST REVEALS NIGERIAN CONNECTION
Magazines on AFRICA
Re: Magazines on AFRICA
Boyrereau Brinch aka Jeffrey Brace (Link)
Re: Boyrereau Brinch aka Jeffrey Brace (Link)
Capoeira from Africa to Brazil (Check on link)
Re: Cudjoe K. Lewis (1840's-1935)of Guinea and Ala
Re: Cudjoe K. Lewis (1840's-1935)of Guinea and Ala
Re: Cudjoe K. Lewis (1840's-1935)of Guinea and Ala
Re: Cudjoe K. Lewis (1840's-1935)of Guinea and Ala
BODE OF N'NAGO, BENIN NIGERIA
Re: BODE OF N'NAGO, BENIN NIGERIA
First Africian Soldier in British Army 1889-1910
Re: Mende, Temne, Kru ancestry
"Venture Smith" (FAmily name FURRO)OF Guinea & CT
Ethiopian Ancestry?
Re: DNA RESULTS SHOW BERBER ROOTS
Mandinka ancestor of Major Delany
ANgola Slaves in 1628 New Jersey
Mali slaves shipwreck survivor in Turks/Caicos Is
Re: Mende, Temne, Kru ancestry
meaning of mithun
Louis Asa-Asa of country of "Bycla" narrative
Re: Louis Asa-Asa (better link?)
Re: Louis Asa-Asa (better link?)
Richardson's
Online African Newspaper
Re: Online African Newspaper
Africa: Kenya: Newpaper: Online
Re: Online African Newspaper
Touring Senegal & The Gambia
Giyose or Giose
Discovering Africa
Re: Discovering Africa
Re: ZORMELO FAMILY
Re: ZORMELO FAMILY
Re: ZORMELO FAMILY
Re: ZORMELO FAMILY
Re: Mende, Temne, Kru ancestry
Re: Mende, Temne, Kru ancestry
Re: Mende, Temne, Kru ancestry
Re: Temne/Mende; Sierra Leone
Re: Temne/Mende; Sierra Leone
Re: Temne/Mende; Sierra Leone
Gambian Radio On The Web
Re: Motherland A Genetic Journey
Re: Motherland A Genetic Journey
Africian Surname?
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Black Genealogy ?
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Re: Black Genealogy ?
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