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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: Any people with Madagascar or Guinea ancestry?
The Black Man and History of Flight
ARI at Geneva
Oyo by Zaragemca
Remembering East African slave raids
Where is Angola
Oprah opens R12m school in Kokstad
Male Circumcision Can Aid HIV Contol Effort
Oyo by Zaragemca
Re: Oyo by Zaragemca
Re: Oyo by Zaragemca
Re: Oyo by Zaragemca
Re: Oyo by Zaragemca
Re: Oyo by Zaragemca
Re: DNA RESULTS SHOW BERBER ROOTS
Re: DNA RESULTS SHOW BERBER ROOTS
Re: DNA RESULTS SHOW BERBER ROOTS
Ethiopians and Slavery in the US
FORTS & CASTLES OF GHANA
Re: Boyrereau Brinch aka Jeffrey Brace (Link)
Re: Boyrereau Brinch aka Jeffrey Brace (Link)
Re: Mende, Temne, Kru ancestry
Kenya Genealogy Search
Liberia Roll of Emigrants
Ghana - 50th Independence Anniversary!
Ghana- A Country Study
About Africa
Zimbabwe Genealogy
A Growing Community
Re: A Growing Community
Re: A Growing Community
Re: A Growing Community
Re: A Growing Community
help AFRICA to develop
The Fulani people
Re: The Fulani people
Re: DNA TEST REVEALS NIGERIAN CONNECTION
African Continent News online
Africa Infectious Disease Village Clinics
Blood Diamond : a film
Tror Na Foe (To Return and Find Again)
Re: Tror Na Foe (To Return and Find Again)
Re: Temne/Mende; Sierra Leone
Re: Adjaho, Adzaho, Adjahoe, Adadevoh, Zormelo Family
Re: Adjaho, Adzaho, Adjahoe, Adadevoh, Zormelo Family
Abuse of Girls Is Stubborn Scourge in Africa
Re: Mali
Re: DNA TEST REVEALS NIGERIAN CONNECTION
Hickman brothers from Madagascar
Re: Hickman brothers from Madagascar
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
Re: Interested in Senegal
Re: Interested in Senegal
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
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