The African Diaspora is a widely used to describe the expansion of Sub-Saharan Africans who were enslaved between the 1500s and the 1800s until it was by the British.
The Trans Atlantic Slave Traders took approximately a million Africans from Southern Africa, West Africa and Central Africa just to name a few of the parts, the enslaved Africans were taken to certain parts of the New Worlds being the Americas, Caribbean and Europe.
Below is a list of countries which has got the largest black population outside of the African continent.
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83 Million Afro-Brazilians
40% of the population
According to research done in a 2010 census there were an estimated 50.7 percent of the Brazilian population now identify themselves as Preto which means black or pardo which means mixed race. It has been estimated that around about 5 million Angolans were enslaved from the 1500s up until 1856 after the abolishment of slavery.
Brazil was colonized by the Portuguese. During that era. That's why you find that the country speaks Portuguese.
In Modern day Brazil the after effects of slavery is felt through the systematic racism against Afro-Brazilians.
2. United States of America
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45 109 527 Million black people
13,4% of the population
African-Americans or Black Americans or Descendants of Enslaved Africans (DOEA) or Foundational Black Americans (FBA), Afro-Americans are one of the largest ethnic groups of the United States of America.
African Americans are descendants of enslaved Africans who came from countries in West Africa. Again not all black people in America are African Americans, The people considered African American are people who dont know how to trace the African lineage to a specific African country. Approximately 700 000 Africans were enslaved during the Atlantic Slave Trade.
Many continental African migrants migrate from the African continent to North America particularly the USA and Canada.
However the USA is has a dark history of systematic racism such as colonialism, Slavery, Jim Crow Era,The Civil Rights Movement, Mass Incarceration and currently Police brutality which targets black and brown people. The after effects of the atrocities can still be felt today even though the country prides itself of being "Home of The Free and Land of The Brave" which is very contradictory if it was black people would not feel oppressed by an unjust government and justice system. Even after having their first black president who was elected from 2008-2016 even he was not free the criticism he faced from Bigoted individuals who stopped at nothing to get him out of office.
95% of the population
Haiti is considered the first black republic because of it resilience against the French, the Spanish and the British who wanted the island for their own personal gain which the Haitians didn't allow it to happen because they wanted to be seen as humans and some animals.
Haiti shares the island of Hispaniola with the Dominican Republic which was colonized by the Spanish. According to history Dominicanos and Haitians have been at odds since they landed on the island. What separates Haitians and Dominicans is that Haitians are proud of their blackness while some Dominicans are proud to be "Hispanic" because of its diversity.
The first black president of Haiti was Jean Jacques Dessalines who helped Haiti gain its independence in 1804 this is considered the Haitian Revolution. More than 10 years the Caribbean island was devastated by an Earthquake which took place in February of 2010 and is currently being exploited by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and the Clinton Foundation for their own self-enrichment.
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The South American country has a population of 5,5 million Afro-Colombians which make 11% of the population.
Afro-Colombians are descendants of enslaved Africans. Black Colombians have heavily influenced the country's entertainment industry and the music. Afro-Colombians are found in every single major city in Colombia. Approximately a million Afro-Colombians live in the country's capital city of Bogota.
Just like any other country where black people are the minority there has been a scourge in violence against black people living in the country.
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5 Million which makes about 8% of the population.
France is Europe's first country with migrants. France continues to interfere in the affairs of Central Africa and some West African countries such as Togo, Senegal, Ivory Coast, etc.
Which leads continental Africans to leave their home country to look for work.
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Afro-Venezuelans are descendants of enslaved Africans. Unfortunately Afro-Venezuelans are hard to find since some of them have intermarried with European descendants.
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92 of Population
Black people in Jamaica are descendants of enslaved Africans. There are similarities between Ghanaian and Jamaican people in the sense that they both love reggae, food and dance hall music.
Jamaica was first colonized by the Spainards then by the British in the 1700s.